All the tomato seedlings that I had of 3 varieties are now in their respective 20L containers and few of them have already started flowering.
But unexpected caught my sight, the flowers are falling off just a day after they bloomed. This is only on the cherry tomato. On googling I found out it is “Blossom Drop” which can happen due to any of the following
- Extreme temperatures.
- Too little or too much Nitrogen.
- Too much water.
These tomatoes are in the balcony right now taking bangalore’s cold nights and not enough sunlignt. I am planning to move them to the terrace to provide them ample light and see if it stops the damn drop. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
With just 12 pots I feel so frustrated and there are farmers in india with acres of land ready for harvest only to have it destroyed by rain/flood the same day. Too bad.. I will be very happy if vegetable prices go high. Let the world outside know how much trouble these farmers go through and yet how cheap we get the veggies for and still bargain on top of it. We only bargain to these poor people and empty of wallets silently to shopping malls, realtors and for entertainment.