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Tomato conundrum

I have three 'Tumbling Toms' in buckets. Two are healthy, covered in fruit and look fine. The third one is a beautiful plant, covered in flowers but without a single fruit. Does anyone know why this may be? They are all planted in the same compost and they are all side by side in a sunny position. No earth shattering stuff, just  curious! 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737

    Give the plant a gentle shake every now and then - although they're self-pollinating sometimes they need a bit of a jiggle around to get the pollen from the male bit of the flower onto the female bit. image

    Perhaps the others get a little more breeze than the one in question. 

    Last edited: 07 August 2016 12:49:00

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  • GrannybeeGrannybee Posts: 305

    Thank you Dove. I have given them a shake and put them in the wind!  It's the last chance for it - two more weeks and if there is no sign of fruit, then it will be a quick march to the compost heap.  

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