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Why is my vegetable plant not producing fruit?

There may be a few reasons your vegetable plant isn't producing fruit. Let's investigate and get to the bottom of this.

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Is your plant receiving enough light? Your plant will take as much direct light as you can give it. If you are having trouble getting your plant to produce fruit, try to increase the amount of sunlight it is receiving. If possible, receiving 10-12+ hours of direct sun per day would be beneficial. If it is receiving less light, it may still produce fruit, but it might take longer and not produce as much.

Is your plant being watered regularly? Regular watering will help your plant to grow as big as possible and produce fruit. Watering might be needed as often as once a day. Signs your plant needs more water include wilting and dry, brown leaves.

Have you fertilized your plant? Your plant might not be producing fruit because it’s hungry. Fertilizing can give your plant the boost it needs to start fruiting. Make sure to choose a fertilizer that is made for garden plants or fruiting plants. Fertilize according to directions on the bottle.

How long have you had your plant? If you just received it within the last couple of weeks, it is totally normal for your plant to not be producing fruit immediately. It needs some time to acclimate and grow. Your plant will produce fruit once it is fully mature. If you are growing your plant in ideal conditions with lots of light and the appropriate amount of water, give it some time. Just be patient and enjoy watching your plant develop and grow!

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We're confident your vegetable plant will be back to normal in no-time, but if you've followed the steps above and things just aren't improving you can contact us here.