Want to know the best way to make tomato plants produce more fruit? There is no hidden secret but to encourage the plant to produce more flowers – the more flowers, the more tomato fruit.
Factors affecting tomato fruit
Many factors affect the growth and fruiting of tomato plants. The common factors include soil, temperature, water and weather.
Gardeners can control some factors, others are natural and we are dependent on them to give us good harvests.
As far as the much-loved tomato plants are concerned, growers need to provide the best condition for them to give us more fruit. And, leave the rest to nature to do its bit.
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Prune tomato plants for more fruit
You can prune tomato plants to produce more fruit.
Remove the early leaves to channel the energy into the main plant to produce more flowers and more fruit.
Also, remove the tips so that the tomato plant does not grow too tall.
Yet, for tomato plants to produce more fruit they must have lots of flowers. And the flowers must be successfully pollinated, either manually or by bees.
How tall can you let tomato plants grow?
But, how can you get the balance between pruning and the height of the tomato plant so that they produce lots of fruit in summer?
It is important to gardeners that more flowers mean more fruit.
Tomato plants flower at different stages and fruit at different stages, too.
So, if you want more fruit, you’ll have to let the tomato flower at 3 or 4 different stages which means that you’ll have tall plants that need support.
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Growing tomatoes in grow bags
Grow tomato plants early in summer in nutrient-rich soil.
Tomato grow bags are best as they have lots of nutrients, hold water and have suitable for both gardens and patios.
To get the best out of every plant encourage more flowers by not snipping the tips off early. Get the balance between pruning, watering and staking right.
That way, your tomato plants will produce more fruit.
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