Just noticed my first little baby tomato flowers- they are so tiny I almost missed em! I am estimating my plants are no older than ~30 days. I know tomatoes develop a little quicker than peppers in general, but I seem to remember picking up some info along the lines of pruning the first flowers that arise in order to create a better harvest? Can somebody either verify that info or tell me what I am supposed to do next?
I also thought of another little dilema... The 2 roma tomatoes have a couple tiny flowers each, nothing on the beefsteak yet, and the peppers are no where near flowering I don't think. So my dilema... the plants are under 6500K light right now... I do have a 2700K light but should I wait until the peppers are flowering to add the 2700K light? (I am assuming the peppers still need the 6500K for vegetative growth more than the tomatoes need the 2700K right now?) Help... I am new to this : )
The first 2 pictures were taken 6 days before the following pictures... Can you believe the growth rate????? I am convinced I can see them grow! : P
Also, another question- the picture of the leaf with brownish dry spots... what's the problem there? It occured after a bump in the amount of nutes used in the reservoir so my best conclusion is nutrient toxicity? It's only happening on the tomato's leaves (both beefsteak and roma, but not the peppers) and only on the lower leaves. I did add one more gallon to the reservoir to dilute the nutes until I know what it is. Any help and knowledge shared is greatly appreciated!
ONE more thing (I am so forgetful!) I don't understand why my jalapeno's leaves are curling down so much like that (see pic)? The bell pepper's aren't doing that, and the jalapeno looks really healthy other than that. Should I be worried?