Re: [tomato] inactive list

Tom Eilers (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 20:45:26 -0700

Howdy;  My understanding is that tomatos are self fertilyzing.  They only
require a little motion via little wind, etc.  (I use an electric toothbrush or
fans inside my greenhouse)  A litttle shake a couple of times a day seems to do
the trick.  Good luck.  Tom


> Marlynn Marcks wrote:
> > I haven't received any tomato mail in a month.  Are all of you out there
> > busily eating them and not writing.
> I agree, it's a pretty quiet list. Basically, I'm a lurker, but now I have a
> need to know question.
> Every year I put netting over my tomatos to defend against crows and
> squirrels. This year I put a new net and discovered that it has such a fine
> mesh that a honey bee could barely get through it.
> So my question ... are tomatos self fertile or do they need insect
> polinators?
> Many thanks   Ed   Flynn    Maryland   Zone 6/7