How can I get my tomatoes to blossom more and not get too tall?
Please help! My tomatoes are growing very tall but have few flower buds, and I don't know what to do about it. Is there something I can do to keep them from getting so tall and to help them get more buds?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

The varieties you planted might be the problem. There are two categories of tomatoes-determinate and indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes begin to set earlier than indeterminate, and stop growing when they reach a certain size. They're preferred by many gardeners. Indeterminate varieties continue to grow and set tomatoes as long as weather permits, and they may grow for a longer time before they begin to set. Once started, they can produce prodigious amounts of tomatoes, though. The classic example is the old type of cherry tomato, which can cover the side of a house if it is given enough space, support, and time.  Overly vigorous tomatoes can also be the result of too much water or fertilizer. Instead of using a high-nitrogen fertilizer, try something light, such as fish emulsion. Also, cut back on watering when ripening starts, to encourage the vines to ripen the crop faster and to slow vine growth.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors
Community Answers (3)

My tomato plant has blossoms but they seem to dry out and fall off. How can I prevent this from happening? I have only gotten 3 tomatoes off this plant, every other flower falls off.
Submitted by ford.tbird

My tomato plant has blossoms but they seem to dry out and fall off, blossom rot? How do I prevent this from happening.
Submitted by ford.tbird