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Tomato height

tomato height in July
The tallest tomato plant we have is a little over 7 feet high and climbing.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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This picture, as well as some of the others y'all have posted recently, makes it look like to have a tomato trees rather than the bush-like shape I always seem to end up with. Do you prune it to keep a central leader like a fruit tree? Also, do you just tie the plant to the stakes with string, or do you use something else less likely to cut? Can you offer some addition tips on pruning tomatoes? I try to keep mine thinned enough to allow good air flow, but there's not much rhyme or reason to which stems I snip. Thanks!
Comment by Rae Sun Jul 12 18:41:11 2015
Rae --- You can read the whys and hows of our tomato pruning campaign here.
Comment by anna Sun Jul 12 20:48:53 2015





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