Late transplant of tomatoes??

  • Late transplant of tomatoes??

    Posted by FaithK on July 11, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    Anyone with experience with changing their mind and transplanting tomatoes from containers to ground? My experimental bagged tomatoes HATE their containers and have moved beyond “drama queen” to “I’m really dying, save me save me” status. So, my choices are let them die, watch them each grow like 1 tomato if I baby it, or attempt to transplant. Should I just restart suckers from the plants instead? I’m gonna try to plant them where the onions were/are, close to the house, rather than out in the full day of summer sun big garden. (Posting multiple places – sorry!)

    Grannysquare101 replied 10 months, 1 week ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • billyghoate

    July 12, 2023 at 12:07 am

    Just take them and bury up to their necks (roots grow off stems). But….it is hot af here in fla, so nothing is going to do well…unless it is shady a bit

    • NicoleSauce

      July 13, 2023 at 2:30 pm

      <– THIS 😀

  • Calendula

    July 12, 2023 at 1:38 am

    I change my mind plenty! I personally would water the tomatoes well. Dig a good size hole, gently remove from pot and plant. Take off blooms or tomatoes so that the plant has time to adjust to the new location without putting extra energy out. Partial shade would definitely be a plus. Late tomatoes are better than none! 👍

  • FLgarden

    July 12, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    It depends on your climate, how old the plant is, etc. You won’t know unless you experiment. What won’t work for me, may work for you because we have different situations. I live in central Florida and experience, aka past experiments, have taught me to pull them up at this point. Yet, I would personally keep trying by cutting a few stems and burying them as suggested and seeing what happens. I’ve also started new plants by putting the stems in water first and then planting them. They did ok, not great. But, it’s worth a try, right?

  • Grannysquare101

    July 13, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Haven’t had experience with tomatoes, but my zucchini last year did about the same. was either plant in the ground and try or lose it all together. The zucchini did make it. Good luck!

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