Asked on Jul 26, 2019

How come my vegetable plants are not producing vegetables (pic)?

Joanna - Gingham GardensSharon MortonJan Clark
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We have bushy, healthy tomatoes and green bean plants that have blooms. BUT NO TOMATOES OR BEANS!!! What’s going on??? We don’t have animal or insect problems. Any one know why the plants are not producing???😭😭😢

8 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    on Jul 26, 2019

    I'm not a great plant expert, but I know they need food. Some fertilizers boost foliage while others boost fruiting. Check the labels.

  • Dwp7470b
    on Jul 26, 2019

    As I look at the dryness of the soil these are planted, I pity the plants. You need to care these better. Often thd best way to manage plants is to understand the purpose of plants: Plants eat what we do not, to produce stuff we do eat or enjoy.

    There is no other purpose on earth because our Great-600 Ancestors 15 thousand years ago or better had Fire but no microscopes or anything better than Tastebuds to go by.

    Due to that many pharmaceuticals do not exist naturally to earth and Need produce synthetically because the plants are now extinct.

    So, you need to feed these alot of manure.

  • All sorts of things could be going on. Lack of pollination might be one. See if these help.


    https://bonnieplants.com/the-bonnie-blog/tomato-plants-not-setting-fruit-heres-why/


    https://www.growveg.com/guides/top-3-reasons-why-your-tomatoes-are-not-setting-fruit/


    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/bean-blossoms-no-pods.htm


    My tomatoes and beans (among other things), stop producing by July 4th holiday and stay dormant until mid October when they wake up and start producing again. For me, it is scorching heat. Over 100° for more than 3 months.

  • Toc15434384
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Not sure why my tomatoes are still green sorry I cannot suggest anything put water and plant food.

  • Pat
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Tomatoes will not set fruit when the nights are over 70 degrees.

  • Jan Clark
    on Jul 26, 2019

    I agree with all the above. Keep them well tended (weeded and inspected for insects) - water deeply at the ground twice a week to keep them alive until the temps get low enough for them to set fruit. As the temps drop, then feed - lightly - unless they haven't been fertilized this season. If that's the case, use the normal rate of fertilizer. We have to realize that plants are not machines - they react to adverse stimuli. The reason you can get just about any produce at the market is because almost all of it is imported from a place where it grows.

  • Sharon Morton
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Also check to see if you have a black walnut tree near by. This is what happened in our garden. Neighbors black walnut tree killed everything. The tree is toxic to everything.


  • Joanna - Gingham Gardens
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Rosaline - That can be very frustrating. I think your plants look very healthy. Here are some things to ponder: Do you plant the same veggies in the same place every year. If so, that could be the problem, the soil nutrients become depleted. Since your veggies are in the ground and not in raised beds, I don't think you need to water every day. Water every other day and do a good deep watering. Also, you say you don't have any pest problems, but do you have bees to pollinate? Are you in an area where pesticides and herbicides are used? Also, depending what gardening zone you are in, will depend on your vegetables production schedule. I would say give your crops some fertilizer and mulch around the plants (use untreated grass & leaf clippings). The mulch will help keep weeds down, hold moisture in the soil and nourish the soil as it break down. Be patient too. Good luck and happy gardening!

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