There’s still a dearth if blossoms on some of my plants, I know it could be the hot weather being the cause, but I’m beginning to wonder if it is a nutrient deficiency. We planted orange KY beefsteak plants in our main patch, grown from seed, and also some down in the corn patch, from a nursery. The OKB in the main patch are large, all three of them over 4ft tall, but with hardly any blossoms or fruit. The ones down in the corn patch are not yet 3ft tall, and they already have blossoms on them, and look like they have some small toms on them already.
The difference? The P and K levels, taken last December, in the corn patch were 609 and 332, respectively, while the same levels in the tomato patch were 77 and 140. The pH of both plots are about 6.0, while the Ca levels in the corn patch were 2315, and in the tom patch, 1486.
Earlier in the spring, before I planted the tomato and peppers in this plot, I added 50lb of ag lime, and 20lb of 10-20-20. I know the P can take a while to be utilized, but this plot isn’t that that poor is it? Except for the Romeo plants, all of them are over 3ft tall, some close to 6ft even.