No tomatoes! Help!

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How come my tomato plant is refusing to give me any tomatoes? This happened last year as well - the plant grows - up to 3-4 feet, i have it in direct sun for 6 hours a day, and I water it well. Any ideas? Last year I got only one tomato

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  • Sarah Barganier Sarah Barganier on Jul 10, 2017
    How may plants do you have? You need more that one to cross pollinate. Also you have bugs/insects that can do that? Are there blooms?
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 10, 2017
    Do you fertilize it? Tomatoes like a lot of water, to give you an example, I have a bush early girl in a huge pot. Right now it is six feet high without the pot, and has dozens of green tomatoes on it I fertilized it with tomato and veggie sustained release fertilizer when I planted it. I have given it some coffee grounds a couple of times also. It now has an almost three gallons of water a day habit since it has been real warm and sunny. My potted tomato gets about maybe three hours of afternoon sun, an hour of evening sun and up to two hours of morning sun. It is not growing in ideal conditions, yet it is doing better than the six in the veggie garden! Put down mulch to help keep some of the moisture in the soil. I use shredded leaves in the spring and fall and grass clippings throughout the summer. These release nutrition into the soil as they break down and are also tilled into the soil in the spring. If you fertilize the water soluble fertilizer do not give it foliar feedings as it fertilizes the leaves and you get big lush plants and no fruit. Make sure you fertilize the roots of vegetables, not the leaves. Hope this helps! You can figure it out.
  • Marty Mikel Marty Mikel on Jul 10, 2017
    Sometimes when they get to much rain the plant grows very well but doesn't produce fruit

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 10, 2017
    You may need to shake the plant to get the pollen distribution activated. The other thing you can try is an artist paint brush and tickle some pollen on it...and swap it with another tomato.

  • Tanne Tanne on Jul 10, 2017
    You must have more than one plant for it to bear tomatoes
  • Patricia De Franco Rini Patricia De Franco Rini on Jul 10, 2017
    Do you put too much fertilizer on it..my dad added horse manure one year and had great green plants but no tomatoes..

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Jul 10, 2017
    Your soil could be lacking in the proper nutrients. This happened to me 2 years ago with my tomato and zucchini plants. I added a calcium supplement, liquid to the soil and it really helped
  • Tanne Tanne on Jul 11, 2017
    In the sunny south tomatoes are not self pollination, much different than up north
  • Cat Cat on Jul 18, 2017
    Thanks all - I tried the pollination trick, and I'm not sure if either that or the bees from my nearby flower garden helped. I now have at least 9 tomatoes!