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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Tomato plant care Reply with quote

As I am new to gardening and this is my second year to sow Tomato plants I am looking for some advice.
I have been picking out the little tubers that sprout out between the stem and the leaves. Feeding them once per week. They are in a polytunnel and have tomatoes on them.
I have been told to remove some of the bottom leaves, Should I?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually remove the bottom leaves if they are causing an obstruction of light reaching the green tomatoes. From reading various blogs over the years, it's also a good idea to remove them when the plants are well developed to increase airflow around the plants - assuming this is to keep the moisture from building up and causing problems.
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