Fruit

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ideas here will...
  4. No flowers on your tomato plants? No fruit? Plants growing into the lights? Get help here!

    You should see yellow flowers on your tomato plants at 5-7 weeks, and soon after that you should see some of those flowers turning into little green tomatoes. If you don't get flowers, you will never get fruit! Sometimes, healthy tomato plants don't seem to want to flower, but very often you can turn them around by changing their environment...
  5. My tomatoes have lots of green fruit but will not ripen.

    If your tomato plants have lots of fruit that isn't ripening, it may be that the plant doesn't have the energy to "feed" all of them. Imagine a mother cat trying to feed a litter of twenty-five kittens! If your plants are loaded with green tomatoes, consider removing some to let the rest get more of the mother plant’s energy...

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