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The tomato plants look healthy to my inexperienced eyes but they don't have any flowers so I am worried that they will produce any tomatoes. They were given to me by man who have allotment behind my house. I don't know the name of variety. I planted them 3-4 weeks ago. Is there anything I can do? 

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  • dpatel2130dpatel2130 Posts: 159
    #philippa smith2, the flowers showing on first picture are of other plant at back. Patient ~that's what I am lacking but no one can hurry the nature up.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433
    They look like good healthy plants, growing well, so I think you should get a few flowers/fruit unless you're in a colder area. Mine are undercover, and were very slow as it was so cold earlier in the year, but in the last month they've shot up and grown really well.
    You'll probably find they'll suddenly put on a spurt  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • dpatel2130dpatel2130 Posts: 159
    #Fairygirl, I am in near Windsor and it is not cold area. The plants are about two feet tall. Initially they looked so bad and unhealthy and neglected. Since putting in ground proper watering and sunny weather made them healthy. Now wait and see how nature rewards for efforts. This first time I am growing few veg plants so exited to see  the result. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433
    Hope they come good for you. Fingers crossed  :)
    Ideally, they would have been planted out and be that sort of size by about mid June, but you can always try a few next year - either growing from seed yourself, or perhaps the allotment owner would be happy to give you a few a little bit earlier.
    You'll get plenty of help on the forum either way - toms are one of the most popular plants grown   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • dpatel2130dpatel2130 Posts: 159
    #Fairygirl, thank you. I did put some flowers and veg seeds but no success. Lupin, foxgloves, hollyhocks, aquilegia, cosmos, petunias etc came up and end up become so leggy and died. Tomatoes didn't come up and one pepper seedling survived and I put in soil yesterday. Only thing I can do is keep trying. Won't give up. 😊
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433
    Plants often become leggy if they're reaching for light, and it can happen if they're sown a bit early undercover, and can't be put outside. When that happens, you can pinch them out to keep them bushy until they go outdoors.
    Seed packets can frequently encourage sowing too early as well, so it's good to experiment a little.  Sow some, wait a month and sow more to see what works best for you.
    Up here, we tend to sow later as it's not warm enough to plant things out and many seedlings would just sit and sulk, even hardier plants, or succumb to pests. Even those which are sown and kept undercover can be slower to get going and it can be a balancing act  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • dpatel2130dpatel2130 Posts: 159
    #philippa smith2, thank you. Encouraging words, guidance and advice on this forum helps a lot. Learning something new everyday. By experimenting nothing more then few hours of efforts to lose but if successful months full enjoyment as bonus that's only reason for my Won't give up attitude. 
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