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Old 09-03-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Oh wow!!! this year I had 55 tomato plants, all of them were over-producers, I was giving them away at the gas station, my bank, Southern States, my favorite Mexican restaurante and anyone who even looked like they might want a fresh tomato. I lived (this is as it should be) for 4 months on a diet of tomato sandwiches, all of them came from my garden and also fed about half the people I know. I have a lot of people telling me they are looking forward to my garden next year, they just wish I had planted more cantalope.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Maine
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They may be in need of pollenation, especially if it's hot and there are no insects to pollenate. You can get bottles of pollenators at most Garden Centers. I use it all the time and it helps more than double my tomato production.
Tomatoes are self-pollinators. If there isn't any breeze you can jiggle the plant a little. That's all it takes.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:20 AM
 
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You bought tomater plants instead of tomato plants.

Seriously though, the Bee population is down by 80%. Pollination is the key.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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You bought tomater plants instead of tomato plants.

Seriously though, the Bee population is down by 80%. Pollination is the key.
I can believe this - I think I've only spotted 2 or 3 bees at the most around my backyard veggies, and I even have a few flowering plants like marigolds in amongst the veggies to help encourage them.
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