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  1. Fairy Tale Eggplant - Care and Harvest

    Fairy Tale Eggplant - Care and Harvest
    With the introduction of our new Fairy Tale Eggplant Seed Pod Kit, we've gotten many questions about harvesting this beautiful and delicious vegetable. If you've got questions about taking care of this trendy and tasty plant, read on! Something to remember about the Fairy Tale Eggplant is that much of the care is identical to any other flowering fruit or...
  2. Be the Bee - Pollinate and Grow Happy

    Be the Bee - Pollinate and Grow Happy
    https://youtu.be/kd139lyGQoM Many plants, including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and melons require pollination in order to produce fruit. When growing outdoors, Mother Nature performs this critical step through wind, animals, bees and other insects. When growing indoors, we need to “be the bee” and perform this task ourselves if we want to enjoy vine-ripened tomatoes in the middle of winter. Generally, there...
  3. My tomatoes or peppers have flowers, but why aren't they setting fruit?

    My tomatoes or peppers have flowers, but why aren't they setting fruit?
    Tomatoes can be a little finicky! Outdoors, they may not set fruit if days are too hot or too cool, if nights are too warm or too cool, if the soil is too wet or too dry, and so on. If your tomatoes are blooming then you are on the right track, and hopefully some of the strategies below will...
  4. AeroGarden - Ways to Pollinate for Maximum Vegetable Yields

    AeroGarden - Ways to Pollinate for Maximum Vegetable Yields
    3 fun ways to pollinate your plants for the maximum vegetable yield. Be the Bee Pollinator
  5. How to get flowering tomatoes to set more fruit

    How to get flowering tomatoes to set more fruit
    Sometimes we hear of stubborn tomato and pepper plants that get plenty of flowers, but that just won't set fruit.  The first thing to check for is proper pollination, but if you're sure you're pollinating, here are a few other things to try: 1)  The most usual suspect with lack of fruit set is not enough light for that plant in...
  6. New Pollination Tips Video Is Now Available!

    New Pollination Tips Video Is Now Available!
    When you’re growing fruiting plants indoors, like in an AeroGarden, you need to help out with pollination to enjoy the fruits of your labor. For outside plants, the wind or pollinators like bees and butterflies, shake the pollen in the blossoms loose. But since your plants are indoors, you get to “be the bee” so to speak. Tomatoes and peppers...

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