tomat bloom they die and fall

jnsti853October 1, 2008

have been using advanced nutrients micro bloom and grow in my hydroponic garden growing tomato plants.I am getting excellent growth but when they bloom they just die and fall off...they do not produce tomatoes.Can you tell me what i am doing wrong or what i can do to stop the blooms from dieing before they produce tomatoes?

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hooked_on_ponics

If you're growing them indoors you have to pollinate them yourself. If you don't do that, the flowers simply die and fall off.

To pollinate tomatoes you can shake the branches manually, or (more preferably) get an electric toothbrush and use that to vibrate the flower clusters at the stem. Do that every day or two when the flowers are blooming (the yellow outer petals are curled back) and you should have good fruit set.

The best time to do this is between about 10am and 1pm, or whenever the humidity levels are highest which promotes stickier pollen.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2008 at 10:18PM
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leeds78

Same thing happening to me, upper leaves are also notlooking healthy, looking small.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 12:18AM
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