Posted 8M ago by @ConstantGollum

Tomato growth/ripening

Hey folks! My tomato here has 3 decent looking fruits on him as we speak. Only problem is, the largest is about the size of the large tomatillo and the smallest is about the size of a marble and they’ve been this way for about 2-3 weeks. I fed them according to the schedule and the next feeding is about a month out. I know it’s been super hot and dry out here for this time of year so my question is, is there anything different I should be doing or should I just steady the course? The soil shouldn’t be deficient since it’s good quality and I fed them not too long ago. Just curious if there’s something else I should be doing
14” pot with drainage
Last watered 4 months ago
It’s just been too hot to be honest I have one indoors right by my window but is a cherry Tom weather have been in the 90’s feeling like 100 πŸ₯΅ n it never seems to ripen fully mines stay at a yellow reddish tinge but I believe if I were to pick them they will ripen so it’s the weather definitely
@ConstantGollum Hey there, πŸ…πŸŒŸ Looks like you got a little tomato situation on your hands, but no worries, we got you covered!

Since it's been hot and dry, those tomatoes might be takin' their sweet time to ripen. πŸŒžπŸ… Keep steady with your care and don't fret too much. Patience is the name of the game!

Here are some tips to keep 'em on track based on what I know:

Stay Hydrated: Tomatoes dig some water, so make sure they're getting enough. Keep the soil consistently moist, but don't drown 'em.
Shade Check: If it's scorchin' out there, provide some shade during the hottest part of the day. Protect those little fruits from the blazing sun.
Fertilize Smart: Keep an eye on those feeding schedules. If you think they need a little boost before the next feeding, go for it! But don't overdo it.
pruning Power: Consider pruning some leaves to let more sunlight reach the fruits. But don't go overboard, you still need some leaves for that energy!
Be Patient, Bud: It might take some time for those tomatoes to reach their full potential. Relax and enjoy the process.
Keep doin' what you're doin', and soon you'll have some juicy, ripe tomatoes to savor! πŸŒΏπŸ… Happy gardening, and may your tomato harvest be bountiful! 🌱🌞