How do I get my little garden to do its thing and grow some stuff
June 6, 2012 3:28 PM Subscribe
Gardening Filter : My tomato plants are flowering but not yielding any fruit! Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just not time yet? I have other friends who are already getting tomatoes this year. Is there anything I can do to help them out? This and other gardening queries.
posted by Quincy to Home & Garden (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have a trough attached to the deck in our back yard, and at the start of the season I planted some basil, cayenne, jalapeno, rosemary, and two varieties of heirloom tomatoes. The cayenne and basil have already bitten the dust, presumably from bugs, but the other plants have remained untouched by all appearances. I water pretty much daily if needed, and use miracle grow once a week. But so far I'm not getting much yield. The jalapeno has two peppers that have not matured yet, and have not started blooming anything else (its been a while since those peppers started).
The tomatoes are my real worry. They are growing like crazy and flowering all over the place but they are not starting to yield any fruit at all. Am I being impatient or should they have started by now? ( I live in Memphis if it helps, and this season has already been very warm) Can I do anything to give them a boost? What would you recommend to keep them upright, stakes, walls, or cages? I am currently using stakes, but I've been told I should be pruning more if that is the case. What is best? Any recommendations to keep the bugs at bay without using pesticides or is that an inevitability? Or just any general advice on gardening period. I love planting and growing things but I am starting to thing I do not possess the green thumb I may need.