Grannybee Posts: 305
in Fruit & veg
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!
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.
Perhaps the others get a little more breeze than the one in question.
Last edited: 07 August 2016 12:49:00
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.