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Postby butterfly » Jul 22, 2008 4:25 pm

which bbranch do I break off


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again refresh me, what is the reason?? They will grow better by putting more energy into the toms that are there??


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Postby bluewillow » Jul 22, 2008 5:00 pm

The sucker branch. The little branch that appears in the middle of the 'V'. Best to pinch these off when the plant is young. Puts more energy in the the tomato plant.

Also, some say we should trim up the tomato plant ...... I've read a foot but I think this is too much.

Mine need a good clearing from the base although its rather late for this.

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Postby butterfly » Jul 22, 2008 6:18 pm

bluewillow wrote:The sucker branch. The little branch that appears in the middle of the 'V'. Best to pinch these off when the plant is young. Puts more energy in the the tomato plant.

Also, some say we should trim up the tomato plant ...... I've read a foot but I think this is too much.

Mine need a good clearing from the base although its rather late for this.

bw


what do you mean by trim up the tom plant??
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Postby dj_backq » Jul 22, 2008 6:41 pm

Looks at the pics... this what she means.
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Postby butterfly » Jul 23, 2008 10:26 am

thanks a bunch
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