First flowers on tomatoe plants
I just planted my tomatoe plants about 2 weeks ago and they have already got flowers on them. Should these first set of flowers be picked off in order to let the plant focus on growing bigger and not focus on producing fruit?
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Leave the flowers on the plant. Tomatoes can be one of two types: determinate and indeterminate. Determinate varieties grow full size, stop growing, and then set fruit all at once. Indeterminate, like yours, will constantly grow and set fruit throughout the season. You don't need to remove the blossoms so that the plant will direct its energy elsewhere because it is prepared to manage its own energy resources. I love indeterminate tomatoes because you get early tomatoes and a steady harvest all season.

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