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Okay to top tomato plant now?


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:11 am    Post subject: Okay to top tomato plant now? Reply with quote

Hi, my two Moneymaker tomato plants have grown too big for a mini greenhouse, hitting the top.Is it ok to top them?They have a good few green toms developing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nip out the lead shoot and will encourage more side shoots. Possibly should have done this earlier.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, sure I'll give it a go and see what happens.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a total novice to growing tomatoes, last year, I made the same mistake, leaving it very late to tip them. I got a useful crop, though, despite that.
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