I started my tomatoes from seed about 7 weeks ago. They are now
between 14 and 18 inches tall and seem strong. I've noticed this week
that they are beginning to grow flower buds. I haven't transplanted
them to my garden yet (I plan to plant them next weekend). Should I
remove the buds? Do they need the energy to develop the roots instead?
Thanks in advance.
===========I've done it both ways, seemed to make no difference. The taller
ones though were in 1/2 gallon milk cartons and had a deep root system
come transplant time.
You could always experiment, take some flowers off one, leave them on
another. You could even try plant using a trench method for some,
(typical) vertical plating in another.
I personally remove them, since I bury my stems gradually with mulch to
grow more roots, and I've no use for a bunch of tomatoes at the bottem
of the stem. It doesn't seem to matter in terms of strength of plant
per se, but I just do it so I can bury my stems as the plant gets
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