Latest topics» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL Today at 9:12 pm
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by donnainzone5 Today at 8:20 pm
» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by MeghanSTL Today at 7:28 pm
» How much to plant?
by camprn Today at 6:39 pm
» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn Today at 6:31 pm
» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by trolleydriver Today at 6:10 pm
» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Today at 4:35 pm
» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan Today at 4:23 pm
» Show us your kitchen compost container
by Zmoore Today at 4:00 pm
» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan Today at 1:04 pm
» Happy Birthday!!
by trolleydriver Today at 12:58 pm
» Some of our recipes
by Cajun Cappy Today at 12:51 pm
» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats Today at 11:51 am
» Cover Crops??
by camprn Today at 11:20 am
» Crop rotation
by camprn Today at 10:55 am
» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:03 am
» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Today at 7:43 am
» My rapini is scaring me
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm
» Creamy Basil Pesto
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 10:35 pm
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:49 pm
» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:05 pm
» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:04 pm
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:35 pm
» "Virtual" Roadtrip of the Desert and Old West
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:39 am
» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:33 am
» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:32 am
» Mustard recipe
by llama momma Yesterday at 8:24 am
» Weather Warning - Middle South
by MrBooker Yesterday at 8:18 am
» Gift Amaryllis
by Kelejan 1/14/2017, 1:44 pm
» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by Cajun Cappy 1/14/2017, 1:11 pm
Sorry guys. I have a couple of Mortgage Lifter tomato plants in my SFG that are really growing. There are several low branches onn each plant that are lying on the MM. Can I cut those off? They each have a leaf or two at the end of the branch.
retired member 2
- Posts : 100
Join date : 2011-03-21
Location : zone 7 TN
Yes, cut them off. You want good air circulation down there and you also don't want water splashing on the lower branches from the soil. There are soil borne diseases, like wilt, that lurk in the soil.
- Posts : 4616
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A
yep, it's snip time. My dear neighbor/cheerleader say "I'm going to take those sissors away from you." She grows flowers and just does'nt get it. She cringes evey time I prune off those pretty leaves. They are pretty, healthy plants BECAUSE I cut so much off.
- Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL
Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum