Wilting tomato blooms?
This is my first posting on this forum. Since I have started my garden, this is where I have come to get some insight as to what is happening in my garden, so I am excited to be a member and get some feedback!
So this is my first go of a garden in CO. When living in NC, I planted tomatoes with success, but have learned it is a bit different here in CO. I have planted Cherry Tomatoes and Big Boss tomatoes in a pallet garden (among other things). The tomatoes were doing really well and have started to blossom. I was getting excited about the plant fruiting, and have been closely watching a few specific blossoms on my plants to monitor their progress...
Well today I came home to find that the blossoms that I was monitoring have wilted and don't look like they will fruit. The petals had been bent back and looked primed for fruiting, but this is frustrating! There are still new buds forming, and everything else with the plant looks good, but I have never encountered this before. A quick Google search told me that it could be Blossom Drop - any one have any ideas?
Contributing factors could be: the weather has been getting to ~50F at night and >80F during the day. The pH of my soil is ~ 7. Also, it rained/hailed a lot on Sunday, so I hadn't watered until now (today is Wednesday). I have fertilized with 7-7-7. I have seen SOME bees, but not as many as I would expect for the number of flowers I have in my front yard.
The plant looks healthy aside from the wilting/shriveling blossoms. I am not one to throw in the towel, but would like to know whether or not my plants are doomed!
(Not the greatest pictures, but I think they get the point across. These blooms were open yesterday.)