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The Benefit Of Tapping The Stem Of Your Tomato Plants
According to TikTok, if you tap your tomato plant stems near the yellow flowers sprouting from the plant a few times each week, your harvest will surely increase.
This hack works because tomato plants have both male and female reproductive parts within each flower and are self-fertile, meaning they can create fruit with
their own pollen.
The male part (stamen) produces pollen, while the female part (pistil) contains the ovary where the fruit develops. Tapping near the flower causes pollen to fall onto the pistil.
For best results, try tapping the plants two to three times a day. Just make sure you're gentle with your tapping — if you’re too rough, you may break the stem.