Should I add more potting mix? Patio Tomato Plant (pics)

NoRoom2GrowApril 30, 2012

I planted a Patio Tomato Plant about 2 weeks ago into a 4? gallon container, and I left it out over night when it rained. The mix got compressed (see pics below). Would it be OK to cut some of the lower stems off and add more potting mix?

It already has flowers!

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fortyonenorth(6b)

If it were me, I'd wait until it got a bit taller before pinching and topping off the soil mix. Also, I'd pinch the first blossoms so the plant can direct it's energy to growth and root development.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 10:46PM
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fortyonenorth(6b)

If it were me, I'd wait until it got a bit taller before pinching and topping off the soil mix. Also, I'd pinch the first blossoms so the plant can direct it's energy to growth and root development.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:16PM
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rina_

You can 'bury' tomato plant anytime, it will not hurt it. It will grow lots of roots from the burried part of stem (better for the plant).
You can wait as 41n suggested, then cut off bottom set of leaves & top with more soil, or you can do it now. You could also pinch off the flowers now as suggested.
(BTW, is there a good drainage?)
Rina

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 12:20AM
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