Tomato Plants
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Tomato plants and fertilization

Zone Hamden, CT 06517 | Anonymous added on July 7, 2017 | Answered

Do you have to plant 2 of the same kind of tomato plants next to each other in order for them to fertilize and bear fruit? I planted one "Jet Star" and it seems to be doing fine but the owner of the plant shop said I have to buy another one and plant it near the first one otherwise they won't fertilize? Is this true. I have very little room for a garden.

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dawnjhiking
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Answered on July 7, 2017

Tomatoes are self pollinating plants. You do not have to have two plants in order to get tomatoes. However, if you are having difficulty in getting your plant to produce tomatoes, there are some things you can do to help it along.

Here are a couple of articles you might find helpful:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-blossoms-no-tomatoes.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/pollinate-tomatoes.htm

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