Re: No vegetables produced

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Posted by quiltguy on December 26, 2002 at 16:22:26:

In Reply to: No vegetables produced posted by Patricia on October 12, 2002 at 07:40:30:

: I have a small backyard garden. I have planted various vegetables, with varying degrees of success. This year I planted eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers, and peppers. They have all flowered but have not produced any vegetables. My soil is sandy but I have added compost and a planting mix. I have fed with fish emulsion. I water with a sprinkler system about once every three days. I live in Southern California. Any ideas? (I have had a problem with white flies from a neighbors infested bush and have sprayed the garden area so they don't infest my plants.)
watch it with the fish emulsion, very high in nitrogen. you say you are getting blooms, but are there a lot of blooms? high nitrogen gives you lots of foliage at the expense of flowers/fruit. if the bees aren't buzzing around, give the plants a good shake about midday, or so. this helps to disperse pollen and maybe get it to where it's supposed to go.
whiteflies will attack the entire plant ultimately making it collapse, they don't just go after flowers. good luck.

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