Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:09 pm

» What is this? Plant identification?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:08 pm

» Too Many Red Wiggler Worms in Raised Beds??
by brianj555 Today at 7:35 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Today at 4:55 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual Today at 4:25 pm

» Biochar?
by SQWIB Today at 3:24 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 3:19 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by sanderson Today at 2:37 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by Kelejan Today at 2:36 pm

» Newspapers vs Weed Cloth
by sanderson Today at 2:30 pm

» 2018 - First Annual Seed Exchange Week - January 20-28 (Edited)
by sanderson Today at 2:23 pm

» Is there ever enough compost?
by Kelejan Today at 1:15 pm

» Areogardening
by sanderson Today at 2:38 am

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:51 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:47 pm

» Are vegetables hurt by too much light?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/20/2018, 8:38 am

» Seed Starting!!
by brianj555 1/19/2018, 9:14 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 1/19/2018, 2:56 pm

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by hammock gal 1/19/2018, 8:43 am

» Sow True Seeds
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2018, 8:00 am

» Colored Mulch
by No_Such_Reality 1/18/2018, 7:12 pm

» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by Roseinarosecity 1/18/2018, 5:19 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2018, 3:53 pm

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:25 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:12 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2018, 7:08 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2018, 9:10 pm

» Gophers
by countrynaturals 1/16/2018, 12:32 pm

» High heat tolerant tomatoes
by walshevak 1/16/2018, 6:03 am

» Mid-Atl - Jan 2018 - Brrrrrrrrrr! and Happy New Year
by AtlantaMarie 1/15/2018, 6:43 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Have a question on pollination

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Have a question on pollination

Post  johnp on 5/8/2014, 10:46 am

I planted tomatoes and eggplant last weekend and was going to do the rest this weekend. The temperature got to 36 degrees last night but everything still looks OK. This Sunday however looks like a killer with a low of 29. I will of course cover with everything I have but if worse comes to worse I still have the reserves in trays. Not many but some. This brings me to my question. I have two tomatillo's in reserve but only one ground cherry. If I lose the all ready planted plants will the ground cherry be able to bear fruit with only the tomatillo's for pollination?
avatar
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 72
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Have a question on pollination

Post  camprn on 5/8/2014, 2:45 pm

Cover all frost sensitive plants. I am not sure if they can pollinate each  other. Arent they different species?

http://myfolia.com/plants/21-tomatillo-physalis-ixocarpa

http://myfolia.com/plants/741-ground-cherry-physalis-pruinosa/varieties/1375-aunt-mollys

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Have a question on pollination

Post  llama momma on 5/8/2014, 3:48 pm

This will be my third year growing ground cherries.  Last year I grew one plant and it threw hundreds of berries without a second plant.  I don't know how it pollinates, the thing just grows like a weed.  In my experience it has done extremely well in a sfg box.  It produced terribly in a container.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4856
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Have a question on pollination

Post  johnp on 5/8/2014, 5:35 pm

Thanks llama momma for that info. I thought tomatillo's and ground cherries needed at least two plants produce fruit. Of course I hope to make it through this cold snap but it looks fairly solid. I have dug up all my old sheets and pots and everything else for the weekend and will delay further planting until sometime next week
avatar
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 72
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Have a question on pollination

Post  southern gardener on 5/8/2014, 5:38 pm

oh boy...I hope you make it!!  Good luck! our tomatillos are covered in flowers, and the plants are growing like mad! Never grown them before....generally, does each flower really make a tomatillo or do some die off??
avatar
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 37
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Have a question on pollination

Post  johnp on 5/8/2014, 5:43 pm

You will not need to ask that question soon. Be prepared Shocked
avatar
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 72
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Have a question on pollination

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum