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By Slimdil

Northumberland, United Kingdom Gb

Tomato problem. One of the main stems of this tom has split pretty evenly. I thought I'd wait and see which one produced flower trusses and them chop the other. However they've both produced trusses at the same time! I think (for the first time) I'll leave both to fruit and see if the yield is any different to what it would have been just having one main stem. Anyone else done this and what werenthe results? Thanks.




This often happens when a side shoot is left near the top of the plant and you end up with two main stems. I would leave the plant as it is but make sure you pinch any further side shoots out. There is nothing to be gained by chopping one of the stems out now. You could in fact, end up with a rot setting in and losing the whole plant.

11 Jun, 2017


I agree with Jimmytheone. Maybe wrap the wound with floral tape as you would a broken leg.

11 Jun, 2017


as to the number of toms you will got more toms but they may be smaller. just enjoy the double stem.

11 Jun, 2017

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