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Re: QUESTION: Tomatoes not producing

Many factors contribute to poor production and certainly over watering is a main one. High temps plus watering from any city water supply isn't as ideal as rain and temps in the 80's.

Other factors are variety, sunlight and soil structure which includes Ph balance. Hybrids like Celebrity and Early Girl are popular because they produce consistently throughout a wide range of weather forces. Black netting could only be a problem if this hampers air flow. Tomatoes are self pollinating, which means air movement, natural breezes etc. are needed to turn the blossom into a tomato. Air temp, humidity, also plays a role for the blossom to form a tomato. The best bet with the netting do is to raise the netting so it does not contact the plant.