08-22-2016, 05:16 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-22-2016, 05:17 PM by 0rangebear.)
It is not actually how much water, but when they get the water. If the plant gets more water when the tomatoes are yellow/orange they will split when turning red, unless you pick them, and let them turn red off the vine.
If you water the tomatoes heavy when they are green and cut back on the water when they turn orange, they won't split.
When I was a kid I picked tomatoes in the summer when school was out and was always amazed how the soap turned green at the end of the day. But I also remember how they would have us cover the ripening tomatoes when the rains were coming, to prevent the splitting.
What a good bit of information about watering when green and picking yellow.
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