[permaculture] To Pinch or not to Pinch
g.parlow at gmx.at
Fri Jul 5 04:08:09 EDT 2013
to my experience it depends on the climatic situation. If it is warm
long enough, dont bother (unless you wanna have an easy harvest rather
than digging for your fruit trough heaps fof leaves). If you have
short summers, the plant puts an annecessary amount of energy into all
these shoots and green fruits, that it will not be able to ripen.
I find it best to keep the first fat sideshoot - it almost looks like
a forking, usually about 30 to 70 cm up the stem. I have a trellies
and hang down string, that I attach to the two shoots per plant, and
wind them around it. Hope this makes sense.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
g.parlow at gmx.at
1230 Wien, A-Baumgartnerstr. 4/B1/013
Am 24.06.2013 um 18:15 schrieb Jason Gerhardt:
> I'm curious to get a sampling of perspectives about pinching back
> side-shoots on tomatoes. I'm running a variety trial this year (for
> my own
> interests) and was in the crop yesterday really wondering about the
> side-shoot pinching practice. I learned this method a decade ago
> from a
> mentor and have been practicing it, perhaps blindly, ever since.
> Since I
> have three or so plants from each variety I think I will pinch some
> and not
> on others, and practice that good ole observation science.
> So what say you epic gardeners of this list? To pinch or not to pinch?
> Jason Gerhardt
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> Boulder, CO 80306
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