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PerkiPerki Posts: 2,328

I cant make my mind up what to do with my tomatoe plant. It broke but not a clean break. should I leave it to and hope it doesn't break totally or cut my loss now and cut it off?



  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,555


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    Iagree it is stuffed you could take the broken bit off and see if it recovers to give you a few tomatoes.

  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    The edit features not working same as yesterday..

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,267

    Yes - cut it off - you'll probably still get other side shoots which you can utilise . I've done it before when I've needed to keep plants smaller  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,976

    Agree with Fg. Cut the broken bit off completely.

    If you've missed removing a side shoot somewhere (hopefully near the top of the plant) then let the new shoot become the new leader and you should be ok.

    If there are no side shoots to take over, the plant will still be fine (tho short) and any trusses that are forming should be fine too.

    Best of luck!

    PS - love your bike!! ;)

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Sellotape is really useful to bind a break up.  So long as water and nutrients can pass up the stem it will survive.

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