I have a cherry tomato plant and a big boy tomato plant, both are
about 15" tall now,
They both are getting a lot of blooms already, especially the
Should I let them continue or should I pull these blooms off now and
let the plant get bigger.
I presume that the plant has some kind of support or cage. When it gets
to the top of its' arbor, cage, or is about 4 ' to 5' tall, pick off the
growing tip of the vine. At any time you can start removing all the
little suckers that spring up between the branch and the trunk of the
vine. Actually, where ever you have a "V" and new growth tries to spring
up there, pick it off. Leave the flowers, they are your crop. Get some
bone meal worked gently into the soil around the tomatoes as this will
help the flowers, fruit, and roots. Do NOT apply any nitrogen, unless
you start seeing yellow leaves.
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That is quite normal (especially with cherry tomatoes). Let the blooms
alone. Depending on the weather and the bees not all of them will set
tomatoes. If you do get too many tomatoes you can always give the
extras to the neighbors (that is what we do).
Thanks for the replies,
I was just wondering since this seemed unusual here in CO.
Seems they usually dont start blooming until July, maybe with June
rains they acted normal, been so long since we had a moderately wet
Even though we actually had a light frost the other morning, I only
saw frost on the roofs and it was in the mid 30s.
The airport had an actual freeze at 31 F. Latest freeze ever.
Okay I will be happy and let them bloom away,
Like I said though, it just seemed unusual for me here.
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