I looked at my garden boxes today and was horrified by the large, alien looking tomato plants that greeted me.
I meant to prune them back, earlier in the month. I meant to cut down the bottom branches and improve the airflow between the plants. Alas, it did not happen.
So, whacking away I went. Clipping bottom branches and trimming the tops. The tomatoes are heavily laden with fruit and I want the plants to put their energy towards ripening those fruits.
September will come fast, soon enough, with chilly evening air that will ruin the best of a crop if we don't start working towards ripening now.
So now tangled mop of limbs have been trimmed. There is room for the air to flow between the plants. The bottom branches have been snipped and I am hoping the big, fat, toms already on the plants will soon be red!
And in other news, I have a watermelon! This is quite exciting.
Do you do have any mid-season, summer vegetable gardening tricks to improve your crop turn out?