When to start feeding small tomato plants



  • scrogginscroggin Posts: 2,080

    Its normal to wait until the first truss has set before feeding

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Agree with scroggin.

    Only sown mine today. Don't know your locality FB or if you have a heated GH image

  • kassie greenkassie green Posts: 42

    Hi Scrogin, what do you mean by 'first truss has set' *newbie*

  • scrogginscroggin Posts: 2,080

    The tomatoes produce flowers on stems normally called trusses, when the first truss of flowers has set and starts to produce small tomatoes the traditionally that is when you start to feed the plant.

  • kassie greenkassie green Posts: 42

    ok thanks

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,754

    ...and don't forget to pinch out the side shoots. 

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,122

    'Setting' is when the flowers fade and you see the very small green baby tomatoes where the centre of the flower was. Peer in and you will see them.

  • KweeglyKweegly Posts: 76

    Can I ask another question about tomatoes I bought a little pot you just add water too and now have 26 3\4 inch shoots, do I plant one shoot per pot or would you plant more in a pot?

  • JdubJdub Posts: 2


    I'm hoping someone can help me please.  I started some green zebras under grow lights and they have been doing nicely but recently some of the leaves have developed yellow spots.  I took a picture of it here.  Can someone please help identify what is causing this?
    Much thanks!



  • JdubJdub Posts: 2

    Thanks!  Will give it a try!!

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