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wile coyote

On a cliff in the desert

When I watched the tomato segment of the virtual conference, I heard that some people pollinate mega blooms by blowing at them. Would a hairdryer blowing cold air accomplish the same thing or is it too powerful even if the hairdryer is turned on the lowest blowing setting?

3/15/2022 2:06:32 AM


Honesdale, Pennsylvania

I heard that as well. It sounds like it should work. I don't own one though ,I don't have any hair these days. I can't wait to see a diary shot of Porkchop out puffing on a Megabloom in his patch. Priceless.

3/15/2022 3:11:31 PM

Altitude (to)maters (Scott)


Articulating fan.

3/15/2022 4:05:29 PM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

I am going to stick with the mimic-a-bumblebee-method.

3/15/2022 4:48:46 PM


Why not give the plant a little tap or shake when you walk by it ? If you are growing outdoors is the wind not shaking it?

3/15/2022 8:54:26 PM

Altitude (to)maters (Scott)


Mimic a bumblebee...hu.... So your going to stick your face in the mega bloom and lick the nectar? :)

3/16/2022 5:25:35 PM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

I'm sure a vibrator would get the job done better ;)

3/16/2022 6:55:27 PM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

Who knows what the females like ha ha I for one dont even care anymore. :(

3/16/2022 7:01:31 PM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

Wait, what forum am I on? Oh, tomatoes... I dont know much about tomatoes either.

3/16/2022 7:03:35 PM

Altitude (to)maters (Scott)



3/16/2022 9:44:05 PM


Hertfordshire, UK

If the humidity is right, sure anything that provides a bit of movement would do the job. For growing eating tomatoes, supported on strings to cables running the length of a polytunnel, I would take a cane and walk the length of the polytunnel rapping the cable every few days. Worked a treat!

5/6/2022 3:01:36 PM

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