James Underwood Crockett, writing in “Crockett’s Victory Garden: “Sometimes the vines of caged tomatoes will grow right up over the top of the cages in July, which means too much of the plants’ energy is going into the foliage and not enough into the fruit. I follow the lead of commercial growers and cut back any of the tall stems that overstep the bounds of the cage” I have three plants caged and staked and three simply staked. And yesterday, I did cut the tops off and I was a bit sad as there was fruit on the top. In fact, I have so many tomatoes (6 different varieties) about to ripen I just might open a “Tomato, Lettuce, Lemonade, and Fine Art Photography Stand!!!
|Self Portrait. July 27, 2011. The Continued Staking of the Tomato Plants.|