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[Tomato Dirt #262] Extend your harvest by topping a tomato plant
August 11, 2022
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You may hear the term and think that you’re simply lopping of the top of the plant.
And that is part of the process.
But technically speaking, topping a tomato plant means removing all plant’s actively growing tips once the plant grows to the top of its cage or stake.
Topping prevents those tips from growing.
Let’s say your tomato plants are too tall and leggy. Or your tomato plants are too tall with no fruit and you want to know how to make tomato plants bushy and productive once again.
Those are also good opportunities to top your tomato plant … (Keep reading)
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Plus, when you choose a versatile set of clippers, you can use them in when taking care of other vegetables, flowers, and plants too.
When it comes to choosing cutting tools, you have many options. Learn about the different kinds of garden clippers and what to look for to have your healthiest garden.
And to browse the best lopers, snippers, clippers, pruners, shears, garden scissors – even tools to help you sharpen your snips - hop on over and browse this amazing selection from our friends at Gardener’s Supply, offered at best prices.
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