Help! My tomato plants are taking over the polytunnel!

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As a complete newbie to growing anything, I messed up by not taking off the side shoots on my toms and also not keeping my seed packets. I have two varieties, one which looks very bushy and another which looks like a cordon type. However, the plants have all now reached the top of the tunnel and there are far too many leaves. I pinched them off at the top and also any small side shoots, but i've only just done this and as a result my cordons are growing from more than one stalk. Should I leave them be or cut off the extra thick stalks, just leaving one central one? I have lots of flowers and am starting to get a few tiny green toms but not very many. The foliage is very dense and I don't think the fruit will get enough light. I'm going to remove the yellowing leaves from the bottom.



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Re: Help! My tomato plants are taking over the polytunnel!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 21:40 »
Hi you could pinch out the growing tips on any side shoot that has become to big to remove, i would not deleaf yet this might cause you more problems at the moment, ok to take of yellowing or dead leafs


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