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Should you pinch the top of tomato plants?
Last Updated: 27th May, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, should I pinch out the tops of tomato plants?
Pinch out tips You can leave greenhouse plants to grow on. Iprefer not to cut them off in their prime, but let themdevelop until early September before pinching out thegrowing tip of the main shoot a couple of leaves beyond the topmostflowers.
Beside above, are coffee grounds good for tomato plants? Mixing coffee grounds with wood ash, shreddedleaves and lime creates a rich compost, one high in nitrogen that'seasy for tomatoes to access. Using grounds to makecompost is also a way of lessening their acidity, because in theirraw, untreated form, coffee grounds may make the soil tooacidic for plants to thrive.
Similarly one may ask, should I pinch out cherry tomato plants?
Also, when growing cherry tomatoes, pinchoff the suckers. This is the new growth that appears where thebranches meet the stalk, or “V.” These little suckerswill rob the plant of nutrients. Pinching them offmakes sure your growing cherry tomato plants will continueto flourish.
Can you over prune tomato plant?
Determinate tomatoes need no pruning otherthan removing all suckers below the first flower cluster, becausepruning won't affect their fruit size or plant vigor.If you do any pruning at all above the first flowercluster on determinate tomatoes, you'll only bethrowing away potential fruit.