Tomato flowers not setting

Therese Colleran asked 5 years ago

The flowers on the first truss of my tomato plant have begun to brown and wilt. Do I need to hand pollinate? I am growing in a greenhouse and watering pretty much daily.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If tomato plants grow strongly, because they are watered and fed a lot, they often abort the first and second trusses.

Reduce watering, allowing the surface of the soil to dry between watering. Lightly shaking the plants every couple of days when in flower helps to release pollen, or open the door for a few hours.