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Tomato plants not flowering yet

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  1. Newbie garden guy

    Newbie garden guy Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello,

    I have two tomato plants one is nearly 16 inc tall and the other half of that. They are still not flowering i placed one micracle grow plant feeder capsule in each and even pruned thr plant back. Can anyone help on this also with my grass issue on my other post?
     

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    They look a bit elongated to me, I think they need more light.
    Probably dont need feeding as yet, best to wait on the feeding, the pots look fairly big.
     
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      Basically, you are expecting far too much, too soon!

      I would not expect flowers before June, and the plants would need to be a lot bigger and stronger.

      It is best to wait until the plant flowers, before you feed it, otherwise you will encourage growth, rather than fruit/tomatoes.
       
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        Tx, will be able to put them outside once this daft weather becomes warmer again.
         
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        Mine are in the greenhouse, shorter and stouter, but no signs of flowering. I'm blaming the cold nights. Hopefully night time temperatures will be more typical later this week.
         
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        Can anyone help in my evergreen thread?
         
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        In your first photo it looks like you have chopped the top off, that would have removed the growing tip along with dormant flower buds. Your only chance is that side-shoots emerge from where the leaves join the main stem, do not nip those off as they will eventually develop flowers.
         
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        • pete

          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          You're right I didn't notice that.:smile:
           
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          The two problems i think you have is not enough light making them leggy (to tall) and feeding with miracle grow will promote growth without flowers, as JWK says you have taken off the growing tip, allow one of the side shoots that will come from the leaf axils to be your new plant if they are cordon, if bush let all side shoots grow. Miracle grow is not the best fertilizer for tomatoes it has too much nitrogen promoting vegative growth, you need a fertilizer with lower nitrogen and higher Potassium, but do not feed until first fruits have formed.
          good luck sandy
           
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