40 mph winds

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pepsi100

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40 mph winds
« on: April 14, 2024, 00:42 »
My tomato plants got blown over by the wind today, broke all the tops off
Now I know you can nip them off when you want them getting too tall, but mine were about 12-14 inches tall, its broken them off about a third of the way down (just where they were pinned to the stakes)
Will they just getting more foliage below the breaks or will they get any taller?

Really disappointed, I grew these from seeds, various varieties)
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steven c

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Re: 40 mph winds
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2024, 07:51 »
the tops of ours got scorched in the greenhouse last year we cut all the damage off they then grew on making good plants i think yours will grow on ok,
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Hampshire Hog

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Re: 40 mph winds
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2024, 09:58 »
Sorry to hear about your challenges with the wind.
I had to put my tomatoes out for the day yesterday as my conservatory was much too hot. The wind didnít break mine but several were bent. I think I will have to bury mine deeper to ensure they recover. I think yours should be ok too. Good luck HH
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Re: 40 mph winds
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2024, 10:03 »
Yes, they'll recover, but keep an eye on them as they'll probably break from each 'armpit' on the stem. So.... unless you want them bushy, make sure to pinch out any new shoots that you don't want.

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pepsi100

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Re: 40 mph winds
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2024, 14:07 »
I've trimmed them at the breaks, as near to the top as I can
I think its a bit late to start growing them from seds again

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Re: 40 mph winds
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2024, 16:28 »
The plants should be ok as they will send new shoots out from the remaining leaf joints. Just select the shoot you want to grow on or leave them all if they are bush plants. As a contingency you could sow a few more seed in the next couple of weeks as they will still produce a really good crop, perhaps a week or two later than the plants you have growing.

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Re: 40 mph winds
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2024, 17:14 »
The plants should be ok as they will send new shoots out from the remaining leaf joints. Just select the shoot you want to grow on or leave them all if they are bush plants. As a contingency you could sow a few more seed in the next couple of weeks as they will still produce a really good crop, perhaps a week or two later than the plants you have growing.
Good point re more seed sowing Fisherman this could result in unintentional crop succession.


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