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Q.Can I Transplant My Leggy Cherry Tomatoes In The Garden?

Zone 04073 | Anonymous added on May 5, 2023 | Answered

I bought my cherry tomato seedlings a little to early. I am in Maine and we still have a couple weeks before the danger of frost is gone. My plants are starting to flower and seem pretty leggy. Is there a way to save these plants? I have read about pinching the flowers off, but I am not sure where to pinch? The whole branch the flowers are on? Or just the flower bud itself? I have also read about repotting and burying some of the stem. But I don’t know how deep I can bury them. Or how many lower branches I can cut off. Please help!!

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Answered on May 5, 2023

Yes, you can. This article says to plant them horizontally so that all the leggy stem is underground except the top sets of leaves.


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