the plants were starts from the greenhouse, so i don't know when they were started from seed. they were put in the ground the last week of May. i always select the tallest plants and bury them fairly deep so that just the top four to six leaves are above the ground. in the clay here i keep them watered every 4 days or so if there haven't been enough rains.What I wouldn't give to be growing a few hours south of where I am. I imagine it'll be almost September before the majority of mine even start to turn red. Flowerbug, can you tell me when you started your seed, and roughly when they went in the ground?
the sun on the leaves is what gives you growth, don't prune them. the sun on the tomatoes just cooks them. IMOI'm just wondering if or when I should start pruning some leaves back up higher to allow the sun to get through to all the fruit at the bottom.
I put my rows 3' apart, and they could easily have been 6'. So much foliage I'm not certain the tomatoes will ripen by the end of the month.