Thursday, 26 June 2008

Blossom Drop

Blossom drop can occur for many reasons and not just because the flowers fails to pollinate.

Sometimes, if a plant has many flowers but limited resources it may abort some of is flowers in order to concentrate on making a fewer, more manageable amount of tomatoes.

This can happen if there is not enough room for root development or if the plant is starved of nutrients.

1 comment:

onmyway said...

Excellent blog on tomatoes. I'm gardening this year for the first time since I was a kid helping my parents with theirs. My tomatoes have recently started blooming, and I'm trying to learn what I need to do for them to make them more productive. Thanks for the good information you have posted.