[LMB] OT: Gardening

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Sat May 22 01:02:11 BST 2021


On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 7:44 PM Roberta Wright <ravenenterprises at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Do you feed the tomatoes a lot?
> I found that if I keep feeding them too long, they just keep growing and
> didn't produce many blossoms
>

They're from a subtropical region where there isn't a lot of soil
nitrogen.  If you give them fertilizer, they get excited and put all their
effort into exploiting the nutrients before they're washed away or taken by
competing plants; they figure they'll fruit later, since they think they
have all the time in the world.  Then winter comes, and the plants die.


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