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07/08/2013 at 16:39

The skins on my tomatoes are often tough. Doesn't seem to matter which variety I grow. Am I over feeding them? (I use tomorite). I grow them in pots not grobags.

 

Phil W

07/08/2013 at 17:08

Tough skins usually means thick skins, Phil. Some varieties, thanks to their genes, just have thicker skins than others. The plum varieties - San Marzano, etc - are an example. What are you growing?

That said, it's been known for toms of any variety to thicken their skins in hot weather or if there's been a shortage of moisture. It's a kind of defence mechanism to preserve their inner moisture.

Out of interest, how often are you feeding?

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