i keep reading and hearing about cutting the top off/ pinching tomato plants tops off. i have never tried this can someone please tell me what this means how much of the top do you pinch off and what benifit is it to the plant?
i have always thought i had growen my tomatos bearing a good crop of fruit, but this year i pinched out any leafy shoots i had growing on the same stem as the flowers and my crop seems to have almost doubled this year. please advise if and how i should pinch of their heads. sounds a bit cruel to me.