Sarah ball
Sarah ball
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  • Shreveport, LA
Asked on Jul 11, 2018

My tomatoe vines look good but no tomatoes on them

Peggy BurnetteDiana SigetyCindy


5 answers
  • Boh33773891
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Are they getting at least 5 hours of sunshine per day? Are the nights where you live pretty warm or do they cool off a lot? These are the things that make tomatoes grow well, also water everyday in hot weather. They don't like dry conditions in the heat.
  • Gk
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Have you had any flowers develop on them yet? Depending on when you planted them and where you live maybe they are still growing and need more time.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Hi Sarah. I'm Cindy. As you may know, bees are on their way to becoming extinct. Declining numbers every year. So, I have begun to pollinate my tomato plants myself. To do this, you can either gently flick the stalks or jiggle the stalks ever so gently. Doing this will allow the pollen from one blossom to fall on another. It has made a huge difference when harvesting. I read that un-pollinated plants will yield between 10% and 15% of the plants capacity. And pollinated plants will give between 90% and 95%. That's a big difference. So, if your tomato plants are getting enough water and sunshine, try self-pollinating.

  • Diana Sigety
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Clip the first few lower branches up to a foot at the most...this helps bring the "vitamins" to the top instead of the lower ones taking it first.
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Hi this is Peggy. If your tomato vines look good, just wait they will come. Give them some fertilizer and plenty of water. We all can't wait for that first tomato. Good luck
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