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hello everyone . i hope your all well . my friend has tomatoes that are splitting when the ripining . i dont grow vedge and i dont like tomatos lol so can anyone shed some light on this for me please . excuse the puns lol .



Sounds like irregular watering NP.

5 Sep, 2010


My research shows the following:-
Fluctuations in watering cause tomato splitting.Inconsisting watering sue to either inpropwer gardening can accelerate the fleshy part of the tomato's growth rate causing it to split the outer skin.
SIGNIFICANCE-large splits can leave the tomato susceptible to disease and insects.
SOLUTION -In order to prevent splitting , keep watering practices regular and consistent.Adjust watering according to signs of ripening, as overfeedingripening tomatoes may also lead to splitting.
Warning - While most cracked /split tomatoes are safe to eat as long as the affected portion is cut away it may of been on the vine for an extended period.

I hope this will be of some help Nosey

5 Sep, 2010


Love the 'pun' Nosey, brilliant.

5 Sep, 2010


lol glad about that grandmage and thank you everyone so much . i hope your all enjoying the weather . take care bye for now xx .

5 Sep, 2010

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