kellyr127 wrote:I am a new gardener this year. Can you answer some questions I have? When I seeded, I planted a few seeds in each spot. Was I only supposed to plant one seed? I have 2 stems coming from each plant site. For the most part, my plants look healthy a they have grown to about 3 feet. They bloom pretty little flowers, and then they die and fall off. I have no tomatos yet. I planted 4/9. Shouldn't I have some maters by now?
It may be the heat. I' ve grown for the past 5 years in containers with varying success but I have to say this year has been the most challenging.
I live in Orlando and the high temps and humidity have been brutal on my plants. Almost all of the blossoms drop off. Even the cherry tomatoes are struggling to produce this year.
From what I've read temps in the low 90's will cause the pollen to clump,making it less mobile. The heat can also kill the pollen.
I've tried everything but bringing the plants inside and nothing has worked.