I have a beautiful tomatoe plant growing in a Topsy Turvey, problem - they flower then the flowers drop off - I have gotten 2 tomatoes of this plant and nothing else. I keep it watered and fertilized with Miracle Grow but nothing. Any suggestions?
There are a few reasons that would cause this.
First off, too much fertilizer. Take it easy on the Miracle Grow.
Second would be Temperature. Either too high or too low..
* High daytime temperatures (above 85 F / 29 C)
* High Nighttime Temperatures (Below 70 / 21 C)
* Low Nighttime Temperatures (Below 55 / 13 C)
Third is pollination, too high or too low humidity would not let the pollination cycle happen. Tomatoes have both their male and female parts in the same flower. Gently shake the plant once a day will aid in pollination.
Give these a try and don't over due it with the watering either, even though the soil on the top seems dry, at the base where the plants roots are could be drenched.
I am in Texas and I am sure the 100 degree plus days may have something to do with it. I wait until the planter is light very light before I water but the plant is not drooping. I will give it a light shake daily and see if that helps.
I am in Texas and I watch watering this plant it is beautiful flowers like crazy, the flowers drop off but no peppers. Any suggestions?
You should do the exact same thing with these peppers as I told you with the Tomatoes.