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Tomato Plants: To stop them growing too tall, can we cut the tops off without killing them. What is the best way to do this.



Pinch out the growing tip once they've set about 4 trusses of tomatoes.

8 Jan, 2011


They will send out side branches, which will make more trusses.

9 Jan, 2011


Not if you keep pinching out

9 Jan, 2011


I was going to say "Why keep pinching?", when I realized that you folks limit foliage to speed ripening. Here, we encourage thick, wide foliage, to prevent sunburn.

11 Jan, 2011

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