Hello Folks, I erred this year in starting my germination process a month too early, June 1st. Now I have some nice, healthy looking plants but they are getting leggy. I cannot plant out due to temps in the 1-teens average all all week. Should I start pruning these leggy tomatoes or just let them be? We should be able to plant in about a month. I have seedlings - okay, don't ask!!!
It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. My friend is kindly gifting me this Aglaonema that no longer works for her space. Though it is beautiful just the way it is, is its legginess a sign of etiolation or simply maturity? What would you suggest? Leave it be or chop and prop?
Leggy tomatoes are always caused by a lack of adequate light. There are two main categories of tomatoes: determinate and indeterminate, and it should be noted on the seed packet or plant label. Determinate tomato plants grow to a predetermined height and will produce mostly all their tomatoes at once. Indeterminate tomato plants, on the other hand, will keep growing, easily getting over 6 feet tall, and produce multiple flushes of tomatoes until disease or a frost kills them.
When it comes to tomato plants, taller is not always better. Sometimes, tall plants become spindly and weak and are unable to produce or support fruit. Although the problem is more common in seedlings grown inside, it can strike mature plants in the garden.