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Please can anyone tell me why the skins on my tomatoes
are so tough, both the hanging basket cherry variety & the upright variety are the same, they have been watered properly & fed.



4 possible causes, the first of which is the variety of tomato, some just have thicker skins. That isn't the case with cherry tomatoes, so the next 3 things are these - too much high potassium feed, so if you've not fed at the recommended rate, that might cause it. Otherwise, not enough water or not often enough - the skins thicken to conserve moisture, or too much very hot sun - skins thicken to shield themselves better.

8 Aug, 2014

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