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Tomato Blooms

Postby cowboy43 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:57 pm

When you buy tomato plants lots of times they have booms on them even thought the plant is only 3 to 6 inches tall. I pinch the blooms off so all the energy will go to the plant. How tall should the plants be to let the blooms develop?
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Re: Tomato Blooms

Postby Nesikep » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:26 am

Stop talking about tomatoes! It's depressing to us folk up here.. We have 4 months before we can even dream of them!

I'd let them get 18-24" tall, but a bit of that may depend on the variety.
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Re: Tomato Blooms

Postby M.Magis » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:57 am

I don't know the correct answer, but I usually pinch them until they're at least 3' tall.
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Re: Tomato Blooms

Postby 1982vett » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:36 am

I don't buy plants that are blooming. To much transplant shock. I Plant them deep or in a trench covering the stem up to the top few leaves. They will root along the stem.
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