tucker333
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Started tomateos to early....!!!

Hi Everyone,

There may already be a post about this but couldn't find anything on it anywhere.

I am in philadelphia and started my tomatoes to early (early march). A few of the plants are starting to flower already, should I let them go or pinch the flowers off?

Any advice would be appreciated. I plan to plant outside in 7 days.

Thanks

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hendi_alex
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I started my tomato plants very early, in mid December. Didn't pinch any flowers off. Those earliest blooms have now been giving us tomatoes for about two weeks. Earliest tomatoes ever, plus flavor and texture is excellent!
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
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tucker333
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Great Thanks!

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My tomatoes and peppers usually have the first flowers on them by the time I plant them. I don't know where you are. I am in SW Ohio and I planted tomato seed 2/17 this year, pepper seed very end of Jan. Tomatoes have been in the ground for over a week, peppers about to go in.
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