Linda Matthews
Linda Matthews
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  • San Antonio, TX
Asked on May 20, 2013

Tomatoes in South Texas

360 Sod (Donna Dixson)Cyndi Moore Tippett

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We are in our second year in San Antonio and last year had very little yield from our tomato plants. This year we put them in the ground early (end of March). The plants have blossoms and are not in direct sunlight. Is there anyone out there who can help us increase the yield at this stage of the game?
2 answers
  • Cyndi Moore Tippett
    on May 20, 2013

    Tomato's need lots of sun and you have to keep them watered, especially in the hot Texas summers. I think it may be a sunlight issue.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 21, 2013

    When temperatures reach over 90 degrees, tomatoes stop pollinating themselves. I suspect this may be part of your problem. You can help them along by tapping the blooms gently each day to get the pollen 'activated'.

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