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OT...Tomato Growers

Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,290
Novice grower and honestly, not crazy about tomatoes.
Have them in pots on my back deck. They get a fair amount of direct sunshine.
Already harvested 30 or so with no issues. A few small caterpillars to fend off but no big deal. Celeb and Better Boy hybrids.
Last week or so has been hot with very little clouds. I’m trying to keep them watered well but wonder if I’m over watering. 
I have been getting a few with translucent skeletal spots that are soft. Shows up when they start to turn ripe.
Anyone know what’s causing this. Lack of water, too much water, lack of nutrients in soil, chlorine in tap water?
Thanks for any help.


Thank you,
Darian

Galveston Texas

Comments

  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,570
    I don't know the answer, but you are doing way better than I ever do.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 16,027
    Caliqueen thinks the plants may have a bacterial infection.

     She suggests seeking advice from a Facebook group called Texas Fruiting Plant Growers. Let me know if you need an invite to join the group. 

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,290
    caliking said:
    Caliqueen thinks the plants may have a bacterial infection.

     She suggests seeking advice from a Facebook group called Texas Fruiting Plant Growers. Let me know if you need an invite to join the group. 
    Leaning towards sunscald right now after some google searches.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,734
    One tone thing to note that is unrelated, you need a minimum of a five gallon bucket for those. I second possible sunscald.try moving some of them to the north side of the house or into partial shade.
  • dharleydharley Posts: 377
    It's just too much sun. (IMO) All I grow myself is tomatoes and peppers. I don't know much, but if they were mine, I'd give them some more shade in the afternoon.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,287
    Darian - I'm so jealous! Over the past 53 years Pat and I have tried multiple ways only to have year after year of problems. Oh - yes some years were better, but our yield has always been lousy! 

    In in your case too much sun is my suspicion as compared to my issue of too much shade.

    Year after year our "farmers market" has been our supplier of those Summer tomatoes we love.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,561
    my growing season is so much different,  im getting a good 14 hours sun and my plants are planted on an actual spring so they get water around the clock.  i need to keep the lower branches trimmed fairly high to keep the air flowing under the plants. all i can think of is tomatoes dont like hot, im good between 60 and 90 degrees for the most part.  just finished planting, its now a race against the short growing season. first time adding pots for me, had 4 extra plants that couldnt go in the raised beds
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  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 1,057
    I agree with @dharley. It's called sunscald.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,561
    looking at the plants and i dont see suckers growing between the branches, i dont pinch those off till its getting late in the season and i want to force more ripening, everyone i know that sees my plants mentions i should be removing them all season, more suckers is more shade
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • posterposter Posts: 930
    edited June 2019
    Wow, 100 times better then what I've got. We haven't even got ours planted yet, had overnight frost yesterday, hopefully that's the last time.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,561
    poster said:
    Wow, 100 times better then what I've got. We haven't even got ours planted yet, had overnight frost yesterday, hopefully that's the last time.
    started planting the bigger plants two weeks ago, it got really close to frost temps.  figured last weekend it had to start warming up so in went the small tomatoes and the pepper plants. nees some sun
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
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