Sunday, 21 October 2012

Tomato plants not giving fruit!

So F and I have a little veggie/herb patch and so far we have planted parsley, dill, coriander, basil, romanesco, tomatoes, onion and jalapeño peppers. We have been successful with the herbs and are still waiting for the veggies.
We were so excited when we first planted our tomatoes and knew what our restrictions were since we live in an apartment and we don't have sunshine all day. Specifically talking about tomatoes, the plants grew nice and healthy looking, we got lots of flowers but then they would just dry and fall off and we wouldn't get any fruit  :(
After doing some research, we decided to move the plants to a place in the balcony where the sun hits for more hours during the day and then gently brushed the flowers with a paintbrush to imitate the process of pollination bees do (we live up where bees wouldn't really visit).
After only 2 days (yes! 2 days!) we have 2 tiny tomatoes! As you can tell, we are so excited that had to write it here so we can share our experience. So, if you are struggling with this issue, perhaps you can try this and it will work for you too :)

P.s. Our tiny romanesco has started to come out as well!

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