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Q.Have I over pruned my tomato plants?

Zone Mississauga Ontario | Anonymous added on July 10, 2020 | Answered

I live in Ontario. I have Roma and Cherry tomato plants growing in a garden. I read alot of information on pruning and decided it would be a good option for my plants because they’re planted very close to each other and they are under two large trees. There are many flowers and tomatoes growing right now. I think I may have over pruned and now I am afraid I have damaged the plants. Will my harvest be affected?

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Answered on July 11, 2020

Tomatoes can handle even the most harsh of pruning jobs. The tree overhead will do much more damage than topping will, depending on the type of tree. Usually, topping increases flower set, so if you don't get a harvest then I would look to a fertilization issue, or depending on the type of trees it is under, plant chemical warfare at the root zone.

This article will help you to grow tomatoes properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-tomatoes-guide.htm

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