My Tomato Story ...

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  1. Growingpains

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    KK, the tomatoes look good, if small. I understand your decision to refrain from trying to grow more. I might decide the same.
    So whatever grows best in your area, go for it.
     
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    KK ! The possibility of overspray from herbicide is the first thing we thought about. But no one within miles had been using anything. And nothing else was affected. The peppers were fine and they were withing five feet of the tomatoes that did the same as yours.
    Tomatoes grow well here with temps 90 degrees and above,,humidity is stifling. Had 2 1/4 inches of rain this morning with the same possibility all week long ! Tomatoes are loving it. I do not think the weather is the reason for your weird tomatoes.
     
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    And the mystery remains.
     
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    Thanks Growingpains and I think I can solve the mystery :)

    Mart thanks for your comments, I believe I use the wrong choice of words and gave the wrong impression why tomatoes is not grown here except in the highlands. What I should have said is the climate and not the weather.

    I hope I am able to clear up some confusion. Before I started planting tomatoes I had the impression that why in the temperate region with their hot summer can grow tomatoes why can't I in the equatorial region. Well I guess there is a reason for zoning different climatic regions. :)
     
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    :cool: Another mystery solved!
     
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    KK,, Regardless of what it is called,, conditions are about the same in Texas ! The one thing that we have and you do not is wind ! At least you have never mentioned it,! You might be surprised at the difference in tomato plants with and without a good breeze !!
     
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    Yes Mart you are right and that is what I thought too before realizing the difference between weather and climate. Yes we have wind too but I don't think so, it is the climate that made a whole different. In your climate I can enjoy walking for miles, here I don't even bother to walk anywhere because just walking a short distance like less than a ¼ mile I'll be drenched in sweat.
     
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    In Michigan we get humidity, wind, scorching sun,drought, rain in abundance(which is why we have 6 55-gallon rain barrels), you mention weather, we get it.
     
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    LOL...KK...i mean't that I didn't want YOU to be disappointed and I couldn't handle that, because of all we go through for those beauties, then to just have them shrivel or die like that, is heartbreaking to me after seeing such absolutely gorgeous plants that you start out with.
     
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    Not to worry Hummerbum, I've been through that many times not only with tomatoes. So far the worst is pineapple - waited for nearly 2 years watch it develop for almost 6 months into a prize winning fruit and then a group of monkeys came and take bites all over the fruit. AARRGUHHH!!!:mad: That's the worst. Now I cage my pineapples :)
     
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    Good for you!!! I would have gone hunting for those monkeys...wow!!!
     
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    Oh no, KK! Your monkeys are as annoying as our squirrels and groundhogs. These critters sample every tomato they can get their greedy mouths on.
     
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    Monkeys are worst they don't just sample everything that they can get their hands on, they are very destructive and sometimes they show their teeth if you tried to chase them away!
     
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    KK, are you allowed to trap and transport them to a less populated area?
     

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