Grafted cherry tomato in container with too many stems!
This is my second year balcony/container gardening. I'm growing a blush Tiger grafted tomato, and its...well....growing!
(For what its worth, all my containers are Ikea-hacked sub-irrigated planters. The one in the picture is this one: http://goo.gl/y6bFRv , to give you an idea of size)
I was single-stem pruning it, but somehow several stems have shot up from the base of the plant, and it's becoming slightly unmanageable. I think I have about 4-5 stems in addition to the main stem.
So I have two questions:
1. Should I cut off the (very developed) stems, or at least their growth tip? If so, how many?
2. The main stem is about to reach the top of the stake -- do I just let it fall after it reaches the top?