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When to remove shoots from tomato plants

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:37

Many thanks Ben

That's a lot clearer now. Can I just ask a couple of follow-up questions? Firstly, if I've already allowed a secondary stem to grow how can I tell it apart from a leaf branch? Will it have different types of leaves, or do you identify it by the fact that it doesn't grow directly off the main stem?

Secondly, am I right in thinking that I leave the leaf branches attached to the main stem?

Thank you once again.

Chris

When to remove shoots from tomato plants

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:55

Hello everyone

I'm growing Sweet Million tomato plant in my background. On the instructions it says "The plant has a strong central stem that should be tied to a stout cane as they grow. Pinch out all side shoots when they reach 2.5cm in length."

Does this mean remove every shoot off the main stem, or just slice it off at the end when it is 2.5cm? Do you pinch out the side shoots which come off the side shoots?

 

Sorry for the basic questions, and many thanks in advance for your help.

Chris

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