Brandywine Tomatoes24th June 2011 • In The Greenhouse • Stephanie Donaldson
The tomatoes have all set four trusses and I have pinched out the growing tips as they are bumping their heads against the roof. I had a bit of an accident with one of the trusses when I was tying them in and the stem bent rather alarmingly. I rushed indoors, cut the leg off an old pair of tights and tied the truss back in place with a small cane as a splint. Four days on it is absolutely fine – because tomatoes graft easily, this type of repair is generally successful provided you act quickly.