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17/04/2014 at 19:28

My tomatoes are already flowering - this seems a bit too early for me!  Is it a good idea to pinch out the flowers or just let them do their thing?

The toms are fiorentino and gartenerperle...

17/04/2014 at 21:54

If they are in a heated greenhouse and you can maintain the heat I would let them flower although you will probably need to pollinate by hand to get fruit. If they re to be planted outside pick the flowers off as it is unlikely they will survive low overnight temperatures.

18/04/2014 at 00:01

Tomatoes are mainly self-fertile so it will not really be necessary to hand-pollinate them.

Leave them to do their own thing.  

18/04/2014 at 08:22

Depends how old they are and how developed they are, Tonks. If they're still bona fide seedlings - not yet ready to plant out - I'd take off the flowers. Let them direct all their energies into establishing themselves. Plenty of time for flowers later.

18/04/2014 at 16:35

I wish mine would.  They're still a bit small yet I suppose.  Waiting to plant them in their growbags.

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