Dorset, United Kingdom
You know when your tomatoes are coming on nicely...still green but all different sizes on the branch (right word?)...should you take off those teeny,tiny ones just visible under their little green fairy hat? The ones the size of pin heads?
They won't grow into anything will they? Won't they take nourishment from the plant which it should be giving to the others?
Also...I read somewhere that you should take off many of the leaves to help air-flow, allow light through etc...in fact if you google this there is a blog from a guy who preaches that you should take off all but 3 of the leaves from each plant. Of course it has to be a certain 3 only & to find that out you must download or buy the book for a sum of money.
Any free advice on how many leaves to take off & which ones? Lol! (I already do the pinching out the little shoots & then the top when it's grown enough.)
- 28 Jul, 2009