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Tomato Plant Growing

Is it true that if a tomato plant is let to grow too much that it produces less fruit? I would think that since it uses so much energy creating more leaves and branches that it would have less energy for the fruit. Is that the case?

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No, when spring comes it uses most of it's energy for seeds. Sometimes if it's grown too wild it just grows alot different. We grow tomatos to produce,they grow to grow.

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I think if the plant has too much nitrogen that makes the plant put out more leaves intstead of flowers if that's what you're thinking about.

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Well, they do grow too many leaves & branches if left to their own devices. You control this by suckering - which is pinching off the smaller stem that shows up right where a true branch and the main stem are.

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Franco wrote:I think if the plant has too much nitrogen that makes the plant put out more leaves intstead of flowers if that's what you're thinking about.


I think that is what I'm thinking of. How can I counter balance too much nitrogen in the soil?
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