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HELP FROM MY HUSBAND

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Hi everyone,
my husband has asked me to ask you lot out there about his tomatoe plants, he grew them from seed and they are beautiful plants, but the problem is, and he does not know why, they are full of flowers but he is not getting any fruit behind them,its quite soul destroying for him, to date we have counted just 4 tomatoes, he feeds them twice a week and keeps them well watered, has anyone any idea what the problem could be, and what he can do.
on behalf of my OH, thank you,

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give the stems a tap/ shake as and when he passes, the pollen floats around and pollinates the other flowers, it just sounds like lack of pollination..

9 Jul, 2011

 

He said to thank you very much S/Lad

9 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks from me too Surreylad, it's good to know.....we have been eating loads of tomatoes from our plants but it took them longer than our normal.

Good luck with your hubby's tomatoes Yorkshire.

9 Jul, 2011

 

cant help there val..... but hope you get lots more...

9 Jul, 2011

 

I was always told to tickle tomato plants with a feather, thus spreading the pollen.

9 Jul, 2011

 

I take a soft paint brush round the flowers. same idea. lots of pollination equals lots of tomatoes.

dont let them get to dry either as the dryness will cause the developing fruit to drop off.

9 Jul, 2011

 

I give mine a good shake daily and always water over all the plants as well as watering at the bottom of my plants....

9 Jul, 2011

 

Have been told they like good ventilation at the bottom.Cut off some of the lower leaves.First time to grow tomatoes for us this year.Meadowland.

9 Jul, 2011

 

It is still early,Yorkshire,and we haven't had a lot of sunshine or warmth really.I haven't grown any this year,but I was always told not to feed till the first fruits are about as big as your thumbnail,only once a week...and not to water the foliage at all.I did used to take the lower leaves off to get more ventilation though.I would just wait,as I'm sure they will come..mine were always later in the summer ..are they outside,or in a greenhouse? I mainly grew 'Tumbler'types in pots,but have done other ones in a plastic growhouse..good luck..:o)

9 Jul, 2011

 

My Husband has asked me to thank you all for your advice, he is now shaking and brushing like mad, in all the years he has grown tomatoes this is the first time he has had this problem, he said to me your friends will know what to do on GOY, so once again from my OH, Thanks,

10 Jul, 2011

 

This made me smile,Val..I have visions of your Ralph with his Ken Dodd tickling stick ! We have all given him different ideas,so hope he isn't confused....it will all turn out alright in the end,and we will await a pic of the Tomato's..they will be lovely..:o)

10 Jul, 2011

 

I'll worry bloomer when I see him in the greenhouse shaking and brushing with a little pinny on,

11 Jul, 2011

 

Lol,Val..now that would be a good pic,wouldn't it ? ha ha.

11 Jul, 2011

 

I was going out one morning and he had his naughty head on, he called me as I was getting in the car, he had an apron on and a feather duster in his hand, I could'nt stop laughing at him,

12 Jul, 2011

 

Just shows you,Val..never go anywhere without your camera..a missed opportunity there :o))

12 Jul, 2011

 

Hi all, my husband said would I thank you all for your advice on his tomatoe plants, he has shaken brushed and well watered and today he has found lots of tomatoes appearing,

14 Jul, 2011

 

that's good news Yorkshire :-)

14 Jul, 2011

 

it's a relief S/L thanks for your help

14 Jul, 2011

 

your very welcome Yorkshire :-))

14 Jul, 2011

 

What a carry on Yorkie...beats tv soaps any day lol! Ralphiebaby in a pinnie with a feather duster..oh what I wouldnt give to see that!!

16 Jul, 2011

 

I don't think you would Tet, he is an idiot, Lol

17 Jul, 2011

 

You shoulda seen me in my Punk outfit a few New Year's Ago..Black dustbin liner fastened with kilt pins..(do it large I say!) Hair all back brushed and sprayed with pink and black (courtesy of a couple of nieces), black lipstick and nail varnish (from the cheapjack shop) and my son came with me as a gangster..he looked the part too!

17 Jul, 2011

 

Now have a very vivid pic of your OH in my mind dressed especially, for tickling, spraying and shaking toms, gave me a chuckle.
With our flipping weather its no wonder things are slow, my toms are filling out nicely but still very slow in ripening, bananna skins going in greenhouse next week..
I `m sure it thinks its April, rain showers and sunshine here again, garden doesn`t know whether its coming or going.......

17 Jul, 2011

 

I would have loved to see you in your punk outfit Tet, bet you looked a picture, my OH does like a tickle and shake Lin, weather been raining on and off all day today, and the forecast for next week is awful.

17 Jul, 2011

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