Ok so my tomato plants are already like 4-5 foot tall and outgrowing the cages. I want to stop the outward growing and force them to start producing more fruits. When growing tomatos in a much larger garden i never had to deal with limiting their growth or pricking out the ends till the end of the season. So, I have already started pricking out the ends of the main stems so that they stop growing out further but will this also limit the flowering shoots?
Ok, what I'm trying to get at is this. Will new flowering shoots grow out of the pre existing main branches or do they only grow out of the new growth at the ends. There are already flowering shoots and tomatos growing on the plant but if i start pricking out the ends now will i eliminate the potential for more new fruits or will they get the hint and start growing out of the main stems?