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Grow-A-Row, Grow a Community: Vegetable Issues

 

Kelly Feehan and Brittany Spieker

Extension Educators

If healthy vegetables are blooming but not setting fruit, such as tomatoes and cucumbers, this is can be due to poor pollination caused by a variety of factors.

This year, heat and high winds could be drying flower parts as well as reducing pollination. Eventually, most plants will begin to set fruit.

With some vegetables, too warm of night and day temperatures delays fruit set. For example, tomatoes will not set fruit when night temperatures are above 75 degrees Fahrenheit or when day temperatures are above 95 degrees. The reason i...



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