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Tomatoes & Peppers: trimming cold damaged foliage

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Metuchen, NJ

April 29, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9102516

i have 14 tomatoes growing under wall o waters. most of them had grown out the tops a few inches and some had flowers. friday night we had cold weather that turned the foliage sticking out above the protection brown. the plant inside looks fine, its only what is above the wall o waters that looks bad. should i trim off the damaged parts? would it hurt the plants to do so? might the cold damaged areas grow on distorted if i dont cut them off?


Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 29, 2012
10:17 AM

Post #9102529

Cut the dead off. The plants will shoot out suckers to replace the top. You can leave only one of them if you want. Leave them all if you want a big bushy plant.
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2012
7:19 PM

Post #9104732

Cut the dead off like Bernie said, if it's dead it can't grow or set fruit. The plants may look alittle strange for a while but they will recover and produce, after they get over their "puppy cut". I've had to do that to my plants too most of us have.

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