Better Bush tomato issue?

Post here if you are having disease problems in your vegetable garden.
Forum rules
You can view the posts to the forum without registering but in order to post a question or reply to a post you must register as a user. Once you register, you can log in and join the discussion or post a question.

To post your question, simply click on NEW TOPIC or post a REPLY to an existing topic.

To upload a photo, just click on the "upload attachment" tab below the text box when you are posting a question or a reply.

Remember to include where you live (city & state) in your post, so you will get the best answer for your particular area.
Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri May 11, 2018 8:02 am
antispam: no
city_state: new york

Better Bush tomato issue?

Post by andrey20 » Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 am

I transplanted (3) store bought Better Bush tomato seedlings. They are in a 5 gallon bucket. I used MG potting mix mixed with about 1 gallon of composted Kow manure to each bucket as a growing media. I also added about 1/2 cup of bone meal, a tablespoon of epsom salt and 1/2 tablespoon of osmocote to the mix. The plants are dark green with nice thick leaves but the have not grown upward more than three to 4 inches since transplanting. They were nice and bushy, say about a foot wide. I noticed a small amount of fungus starting on the lower leaves and pruned those off but they are still fairly bushy. I spray them once a week with Daconil and this has arrested the fungus. A very few buds have formed and flowered on each plant. I add one gallon of Kow composted manure tea to each plant once a week and water as needed in between. The plants seem to be in good shape but they are just not growing much. I am also growing cucumbers, bell peppers and celebrity tomatoes in the same mix and same type of 5 gallon bucket and they are growing fine. I have grown Better Bush a few times without an issues. They usually have good yields and taste great. I am completely stumped. What do you all think? Suggestions anyone? I searched through many resources like Covoco but did not find about this. If anyone can suggest me it would be great.

Any help wll be appreciated.
Thank you

Post Reply

Return to “Vegetables”