Do you maters seem to be getting smaller? Are there fewer of them than there used be? Are they mushy or just plain ugly? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need a MaterBater Tomato Blossom Pollinator.




Step 1: There's Always More Than One Way to Do It

I realize there are many ways to manually pollinate a mater plant. The most common is to use an electric toothbrush. That is fine and dandy if you want to do it that way. You could also do like the man in the picture. He is using a  vibrating solenoid powered by a lantern battery. My little MaterBater would be worn out before I got through doing all the mater plants he has got. However, I only have a few to do so the MaterBater works great. Also, I am one of those people that find great satisfaction in building something myself rather than buying it. If you are like that too, then the MaterBater may be just the thing for you.
I love this! I'll be making one to insure that the plants I bag to avoid cross-pollination still get properly pollinated! Thank you so much for sharing!
Your title made me read this, and then giggle a few times through it. Thanks for sharing. I'm growning my first tomato plants right now and this is very helpful for me.
Great instructable, interesting matter. Thanks for sharing it.
An awesome, simple solution. Good explanation too!

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Bio: After a career in industrial electronics I went back to college and now do DNA research.
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