[tomato] Tall Tomatoes

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:28:51 -0400

Hi Michael,

The overhead trees are almost surely at the heart of the problem.  When a
tomato plant gets insufficient light it will stretch toward what light it
does get.  You can see the same effect in woodlands where saplings spindle
upward toward the light far above.

Indeterminate plants set fruit from the new growth at the ends of the stems
so I would hesitate before cutting them off.

 Good gardening,

Chuck Wyatt