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Question: 1008-3613
We had little luck with New Guinea Impatience and tomatoes this year. We planted them in a well known potting mix that has enough fertilizer for 90 days. Few tomatoes and stunted growth on the patience was the result. Tish, Uncasville, CT

Mort's Answer:
Most potting spoils lack enough phosphorus to produce good flowers. Patience plants were afflicted with a bacterium or virus that has yet to be identified this year. This resulted in less vitality in warmer climes. I did notice that they thrived in Quebec this year. Because of the excess heat in June this year, many tomatoes including mine did not get pollinated on time. The bees took a holiday. You were not alone this year. Next year the sons of bees will be back to work.

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