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    Muriel is offline Seedling
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    Default Tomatoes

    This is the first time I have grown tomatoes, I have just put them into grow bags in my green house.

    I'm after some help on what it means by trusses. It might sound like a daft question but I can't seem to find any clear advice about it anywhere, so I thought I'd ask on here.

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    trusses means the branches of tomatoes usually you let the tomato plants form 4 trusses then pinch out the top of the plant to get the tomatoes to grow

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    Trusses are the branches with flowers on.

    You get several leaves off the main stem, then a flower truss, then a few more leaves and another flower truss... you'll soon see.

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    I would like to say thanks for the advice, it has helped alot. I know what to look for now.

    Thanks again.

    Muriel

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    Muriel, thanks for asking - Ive been wondeing about that too!!

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    Just a little tip - you don't usually put tomato plants into the growbag or their final pot until they have the first truss (flowers) showing. If you pot them on too quickly and feed too much you get soft green growth and not as much fruit.

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    You can apparently use your pinchings as cuttings to produce more plants ...
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    You can apparently use your pinchings as cuttings to produce more plants ...
    I did this last year because my neighbour lost all his toms in the floods. I potted a few side-shoots (there are always a few that get away from you!) and passed them on to him. He re-sowed but it was the last week in June by then so a bit late.
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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