How To Pinch Tomato Plants To Have Good Harvest

How To Pinch Tomato Plants To Have Good Harvest

WHAT ARE PINCHING TOMATO PLANTS?

Heavy foraging of tomato plants leads to an increase in lateral branching. The green plants thicken the planted tomato plants, which contributes to the appearance of fungus and other diseases. A large number of small fruits are formed. To prevent this from happening, gardeners use a technique called bush formation or step planting.

WHEN AND HOW TO PINCH TOMATO PLANTS?

The step-grinding process begins at planting time and continues throughout most of the growing season. If the plant becomes diseased, the stems are left in the axils of the healthy leaves to harvest the fruit after all.

SHAPING DETERMINATE SHRUBS

Indeterminate shrubs, once the stems emerge and develop to 2–2.8inch (5–7cm), three stems are usually formed (either one or two can remain). The stems remain in the axils of the first two leaves (the lowest leaves). These will grow as separate plants on the mother plant, forming leaves and fruit. The remaining asexual stems on the central bud and two secondary buds are constantly broken off when they reach 2–4inch (5–10cm) in length.

SHAPING AN AMORPHOUS BUSH

Amorphous tomato bushes are biologically infinitely tall, up to 80inch (2m) or more. They almost always form a single stem to produce large fruit. For this reason, bushes begin to form after planting seedlings or after the final cut of seedless tomato varieties and hybrids for stem appearance. All stems are removed from the leaf axils. Only the central stem will produce a harvest.

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