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  • Gk Gk on May 06, 2020

    You don't mention why you cut off the leaves, Naw. Are your plants diseased? Blight? Your actual tomatoes are looking good. From what I see they will continue to grow and ripen. Leave them on the vines as long as you can to ripen naturally. If you cut off too many leaves there is really not much you can do. Keep watering you plants at the base until nature takes its course.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 06, 2020

    Such a beautiful crop of tomatoes, I envy you because we are just starting to harden off ours. You have me wondering also, why cut off the leaves, droopy, diseased? The plants need the leaves for photosynthesis, a process which converts light energy to chemical energy, which gives the plants the ability to do their processes, you must have had a good reason. I agree with Gk, leave them be and just water at the base of the plants. The tomatoes look good.

  • I think they'll be OK. If you see the plant start to die, you can always pick the green tomatoes, wrap them in newspaper, and store them in a cool, dark place to ripen.

  • Em Em on May 06, 2020

    Not a problem. The plant will put more "effort" into the tomatoes than the stems and leaves.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 06, 2020

    Tomatoes are pretty forgiving, make sure they get plenty of water and they should grow enough leaves to take care of themselves. You don't need to ever trim leaves off of tomatoes.

  • Beth Beth on May 06, 2020

    Like others have said, you're probably okay, but be careful next time about trimming them back too much. If all else fails, make fried green tomatoes like Nan suggested!

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on May 06, 2020

    Tomato plants will handle a severe pruning. In fact you need to remove the "suckers" often to get more fruit.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 06, 2020

    Hello Naw,

    So long as you water it, all will be well! Great crop...........


  • William William on May 06, 2020

    I also think they'll be all right. More energy will go to the fruit. You might get some new growth.

  • Janice Janice on May 06, 2020

    What's done is done, so just take great care of the plant and see what happens and in that way you'll know whether to do such pruning ever again while growing tomatoes! Enjoy whatever happens!

  • Betsy Betsy on May 07, 2020

    Hi Naw: It should survive, just give it some good fertilizer. One good thing for tomatoes is to mix 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt in 4 cups of warm water. Spray on your tomatoes and spray again in10 days. The only thing I can foresee is your tomatoes getting sun scald, but you can put something like netting around them to keep the sun from hitting them directly. But, you should be o.k. Your plants look great! Good luck

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 10, 2020

    It will be fine just water and Miri le grow