by Doris Donnerman
(last updated November 21, 2018)
Cracked tomatoes are one of the most common problems that face vegetable gardeners. If you have ever grown tomatoes then the chances are pretty good you have been faced with this problem yourself. In fact, many gardeners seem resigned to the idea that this is an unavoidable aspect of home gardening. Luckily, this couldn't be further from the truth. The simple fact is that these "cracks" are nothing more than "stretch marks" for your tomato. The skin is not stretching properly as the inside of the fruit is plumping up.
Surprisingly, cracked tomatoes are a result of many simple and common errors. These common errors are listed below, as well as what you can do about them. If you find yourself faced with the problem of cracked tomatoes, simply use these guidelines to help you find the solution. You will be growing beautiful, delicious tomatoes in no time!
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