Why cut off Tomato Cotyledons?

JEROME SHIELD tools at amaonline.com
Sat Apr 13 10:14:23 EDT 2002


If it works don't mess with it.
Jerome shield

Alliums wrote:

> Hi, Folks!
>
> Is there any rationale to cutting off tomato cotyledons when the plants are
> a certain size or when transplanting>  I have *never* done this (I bury my
> tomatoes up to their top leaves to encourage root growth) and I had a few
> colleagues horrified that I didn't.  Seems to me I've had great harvests
> without it -- why would anyone add such tedious extra labor?
>
> Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
> St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
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