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Why does nobody answer the questions that are raised ?
I try to when I stumble over these old threads.
Hello,I have looked at the guides on greenhouse tomatoes and they are very useful. I have grown three sorts of tomatoes Moneymaker (normal size), Legend (beefsteak) and cherry tomato too. Are they all treated the same in the greenhouse re removal of axilliary shoots, number of trusses and so on? Does one size fit all?ThanksValerie
The quote function seems not to be working. Valerie, the basic mechanics of tomato growing are the same regardless of variety.
is there any kind of POT that you should NOT use to grow herbs and veg in ?Thanks Helen
Helen, a pot really just needs to be big enough to do the job you're asking of it and with adequate drainage. As to types of pots - smaller pots will dry out quicker than larger ones, plastic pots will dry out quicker than ceramic or terracotta.
I would like to know how to pinch the tops out of the tomatoe plants and when to do it.
Janet, you only need to pinch out the tops of tomatoes (a) if you want to limit the plant's height in restricted growing space (eg, a greenhouse); and (b) later in the season when any new flowers won't have time to produce fruit.
To pinch out the tops - identify the plant's leaders, the main vertical stems that are producing branches and flowers, and cut off the top inch or so.