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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pollinating a Tomato Plant

The tomato plants are doing well. There are 8 tomatoes. Oh dear! When they all fruit, I think I may have too many tomatoes to eat up, all on my own! You see, I now have 16 tomato plants. I had 7 of my own and Grandma gave me 9. They are ALL fruiting!

Oh well, I reckon it is a good problem. Extra tomatoes can be given away. There is no tomato sweeter than those ripened on the vine.

2 baby tomatoes

The thing is, tomato plants need some help to fruit. Unless you have bees, the tomatoes don't readily set fruit. I had to go over to Watson's to buy an electric toothbrush to mimic the vibration of bees' wings.

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