View Single Post
Old July 6, 2006   #3
dcarch
Tomatovillian™
 
dcarch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NY
Posts: 2,619
Default

Thanks for your comments.
Have you seen my video? doen't it sound like a bumblebee?
http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...gAnch=imgAnch1

For many years I have grown tomatoes, I have never realized that tomatoes have very speical requirements for blossoms to set fruit. I have learned a lot in this Forum since. I tried many different things, including BlossomSet spray without much success.

Having read about "Sonication by specialized bees" and that commercial growers use mechanical vibrators to increase fruit set. I feel that just shaking the plant and counting on wind to do the job is not optimal, I therefore spent a couple of dollars and 30 minutes of work to build my vibrator.

I know I don't have enough data yet, but since I started to use the vibrator, I have noticed a drastic increase in fruit set!


dcarch
dcarch is offline   Reply With Quote