|I live in ABQ., NM. where it has been very hot and dry. In May I planted a 6pk of tomato and 2 larger single plants. My 6 packs are scrawny looking have grown no more than 5
|Answer from NGA
August 1, 2010
|I understand your frustration when the plants fail to produce. A couple possibilities come to mind: Tomato pollen isn't viable when temperatures are much over 90 degrees, so fruits won't set. The good news is that once a plant begins to set fruit, others usually follow. So at this point it's a bit of a waiting game. Another possibility is that the flowers aren't being pollinated. There aren't as many pollinators around as in past years. Try gently tapping and shaking your plants in the early morning to see if you can get the pollen to move to the female parts of the flowers so some fruit to set. Good luck with your tomatoes!
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