Return to the Container Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Measure of Growth - Tomatoes / Pepper

Posted by saood Saudi (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 29, 13 at 14:34

I was just wondering how much growth should one see in their containerized tomato and pepper plant on a weekly / periodical basis to feel comfortable that they are growing at a fair / good speed and that their growth is not hindered.

I bough two small plants from the nursery and haven't seen much growth since the time I bought it - its more than 2 weeks.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Measure of Growth - Tomatoes / Pepper

Growth is slow, a better indicator would be if flowers turn to fruit. I don't know that much about peppers, but you need to find tomatoes that will fruit in a hot environment. I have the opposite problem. I'm in a cooler region. So the only tomato I know that likes heat is Black Krim. As growers here are having a hard time getting this excellent cultivar to ripen in time before season's end. It does ripen, but is very slow and not very productive here. You may also want to try Early Girl, as it ripens quickly. I heard this tomato is not as tasty, but is a very reliable grower.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Container Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here