Last spring I planted a tomato plant in a pot too late for it to
produce any fruit. A few months ago I brought it into the house
and put it in the laundry room with a flourescent light. It's doing
very well -- getting flowers on it and growing taller. Of course it's
not producing fruit.
What will happen if I take this plant outside in the spring and plant
it? Will it bare fruit, or just continue to grow without bearing
Thanks in advance,
On 2/11/05 11:10 PM, in article
It should bear fruit if you take a fine paint brush and do a little hand
pollinating. Supposedly the folks at Disney do this in the hydroponics
They will, of course, be naked. You will have to dress them your self.
Tomatoes are wind pollinated so all one need do is shake the plant, vigorously.
Of course, doing the paintbrush may assure pollination took place, but it's not
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The easiest way to produce fruit is to hand pollinate daily using an
electric toothbrush. I have 12 tomatoe plants in my greenhouse and 6 of
them are producing tomatoes. The other 6 are just starting to bloom.
Marv - Montezuma, IA
Greenhouse tomato producers frequently just walk down the row and pluck
the strings that support the tomato plants. The vibrations are enough to
pollinate the flowers. No equipment required.
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