Holy crap that thing is huge. I am using this fertilizer for my herbs can I use it for my tomatoes to, its the first one the 2-4-1 Fish. http://www.neptunesharvest.com/
thanks for posting that. I think I'll order some for the remainder of this season and for next year.
Bob - those are the instructions I read and followed for pruning of the bigger tomato plant. I notice there were 3 small tomatoes before pruning. It has been 2-3 weeks now with no new tomatoes. Flowers are dropping off. My suspicion is that there is not enough fertilizer in the soil and the pruning has force the plant into a growing phase rather than a fruiting phase.
My plants are smallish b/c I failed to use a good compost. By the time I found out about using compost, I had already planted the seedlings into the ground. I mixed 50/50 potting soil from Lowe's and the local soil. I later was told by a lady at the nursery that potting soil is worthless and the soil I have around here is too basic. She sold me some Fox Farms Marine Cuisine extended release fertilizer and a bag of compost. Since the plants were already in the ground and I didn't want to dig them up, I put compost on the topsoil and put sprinkled fertilizer on top.
The little tomato seedlings have been growing but slowly. I tink they are just starting to take off. They get watered 2x per day. Today I took a small rod and pushed a hole next to the plant towards the root and delivered via a straw some of the fertilzer towards the root. Hopefully it will help them grow better. I'm learning a lot this year already and hopefully will have it worked out for next year. At the rate they are growing though, I'm afraid I won't have tomatoes to eat this season.
Norma - your plants and tomatoes look great. Unfortunately my SM are the weakest of the bunch. I just did many things wrong this year. My marglobes, amish paste, and alpaka's are the biggest but they are still very small for this time in the year. Especially since you are already getting fruit.
Here are some pics of my sad plants.