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Big Tomato Plants, But No Tomatoes

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If your tomato plants are growing quite large but not bearing fruit there are a number of things you can check for to potentially still produce a harvest. This is a guide about big tomato plants, but no tomatoes.
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July 14, 20050 found this helpful

I am growing tomatoes in a container but have plants over 5 feet tall and only one tomato so far. What am I doing wrong and how do I fix it?

Gerry

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By Sandie (Guest Post)
July 14, 20050 found this helpful
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Another thing you might check is to see if you need to "sucker" your tomato plant. Look between the main stem and branches that are growing off of it. If there are new branches growing in the crotch of the main stem and the first initial branch, you might want to pinch these off or "sucker' them. This will force your plant to set blossoms and then fruit because it will know "it is done growing." We try to leave five to eight initial branches and then begin suckering all the new starts. Our tomato plants are loaded with good viable fruit.

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July 14, 20051 found this helpful
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Overwatering also causes the plants to grow big with few tomatoes. That is what happened to me when I planted mine in a flower bed and then watered them along with the flowers.

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You can wait to water until the plants just start to wilt. It might be only once a week, depending on your weather.

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February 13, 2018

I'm growing tomatoes in an hydroponic Aerogarden in my house. I have great plants, but no flowers. I've checked with the company and still I have no flowers after doing everything they recommended. Can anybody help?

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February 13, 20180 found this helpful
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You may have to prune off some leaves. This will force the plant from a vegetative state to a generative (fruiting) state.

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February 13, 20180 found this helpful
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I have not had a hydroponic "garden" for many years but I do remember that some plants do not "self pollinate" and will not fruit if this is not done by hand.

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  • Hydroponic plants usually need about the same care as their sister outdoor plants but maybe handled or applied in a different way.
  • It seems tomato plants need more space in a hydroponic system than most plants so that is one consideration.
  • When you started adding nutrients could be another problem (if you are adding bloom nutrients?).
  • Pollination may be the biggest problem. Tomato plants grown in this kind of system will have to be hand pollinated or you can use a very gentle fan to distribute the pollen.
  • I would check out some sites that have good instructions on hydroponics as I would not rely just on instructions from the Aerogarden company.
  • Here is a site that might have some additional information.
  • Maybe just read and see if you notice anything that you have not tried.
  • homeguides.sfgate.com/care-aerogarden-tomato-69113.html
  • www.wikihow.com/Grow-Hydroponic-Tomatoes
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February 13, 20180 found this helpful
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Hydroponic tomatoes sounds like fun! It's been a little while since we had some, but I'll try to tell you what I remember....You may want to make sure that your nutrients promote bloom. You can also trim some back and make sure that your plant doesn't have any suckers. The suckers are the spindly shoots coming out from the joint of the main plant and the leaf stems. The blossom stems will also be coming out of the main stem like the leaf stems.

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Sometimes it can be tricky to catch when they bloom because the blooms will fall off if not pollinated fairly right away. Most tomatoes do not self pollinate so you either have to have bees of some sort to pollinate or you must hand pollinate. I used to use a small brush to gently brush some pollen from 1 blossom to the next and I would do it a couple times around to be sure I spread it well so I didn't get odd looking fruit.
Good Luck! I hope your plants start blooming and producing for you!

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June 7, 2018

My tomato plants always get extremely tall. Sometimes over 8 or 9 feet. I don't get a lot of tomatoes.

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What can I do to increase my yield of tomatoes and keep my plants at a manageable height?

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June 7, 20180 found this helpful
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You may have to hand-pollinate them if you dont have a lot of bees.

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June 7, 20180 found this helpful
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My mom always had the most outstanding tomato plants that were huge and bore fruit and swore by fish emulsion...just follow the directions on the package. She did it from the time they were seedlings on up. Just fair warning, it stinks....but it works and doesn't burn like other fertilizers.

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June 10, 20180 found this helpful
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You may need a fertilizer with the correct mineral content. Some minerals enhance leaf growth while others enhance fruiting. Good luck.

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