growing yellow pear tomatoes on balcony
Hi everyone. This is my first time growing vegetables on a balcony in pots. My yellow pear tomato plant is looking very strong and I can see a few little yellow flowers. Someone was telling me that in order for them to fruit, they need bees to pollinate them. Living with a 4th floor balcony, I don't see many insects around (though just the other day I DID happen to see a bee on the balcony). But....without being close to other greenery, trees etc..... will my balcony actually ATTRACT bees? What is it that would make them make a special stop here? ;-) Can they somehow actually detect or smell or understand even from a distance, that I may have plants here that they'd want to pollinate?
My little yellow flowers have been on the plant for maybe a week now with no discernible change. I fear that bees may not come and so my plant will never actually bear fruit... ?