Friday, 17 June 2011

Do tomatoes grown indoors need pollinating?

A friend at work today asked if tomatoes grown indoors need bees to pollinate the flowers to make them fruit. A good question! 

The Gardener's World website tells me though they do need pollinating, they don't need bees to do it. It says "you will need to pollinate them. This is easy as the male and female parts are contained within each flower. Just give the plant a good shake to dislodge the pollen. Water your plant regularly and feed once a week with diluted tomato fertiliser when flowers appear."

So I've given my tomato plants a good shake! 

Deaths: 15

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