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lartomato(5 northern AZ 7000 feet)July 13, 2014

I got a late start this year but I'm using an electric tooth brush and it really seems to be working. Lots of clusters. Before I always had to use blossom set but it's very expensive. How do you all do it?

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sheltieche

mmm, I am curious what is tomato set and why do you think it was working...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 9:43PM
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dbrown2351(5)

Mine pollinate themselves, although I did shake the cages when they were smaller once in a while just for good measure. Doubt if it helped.

Why do you think you need to intervene? Just curious, maybe I am missing something.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 9:44PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

I let the wind and random insects do most of the work since most of it happens before the blooms even open. I might rattle some cages now and then while in the garden or finger-flick a cluster of blossoms as I walk by but otherwise mine do just fine without brushing their teeth. :)

Dave

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 11:27PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Tomatoes are self pollinating. The female part (stigma ?) is wrapped with the male parts that provide the pollens. Probably they don't even need winds since the pollens are right there surrounding the stigma. And probably there are thousands of them where just one is needed (like sperm in mammals). That is why crossing tomatoes is very difficult task.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 1:00AM
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