Q&As/Tomatoes/Tomatoes - Feeding, Laterals & White flies

Question

When do I need to feed them and what do you recommend? I‘ve heard you have to pick some growths off but not sure what to do and from where. Also, do you have to do anything for white flies or bugs that may eat them?

Answer

Growing Aubergines and other warm loving veggies in glasshouses is an excellent way of cultivating these types of plants in the cooler parts of New Zealand like Dunedin.

However there can be problems with pollination of vegetable plants that are in an enclosed glasshouse eg; lack of access for bees and other pollinating insects.

To ensure successful pollination this coming summer, it is advisable to help nature by hand pollinating the flowers on your mature Aubergine plant. This can be done with a small fluffy paint brush by moving the pollen from one flower onto another, thus ensuring fertilisation has taken place.

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