I watched several you tube videos from a guy with and outfit in N. Carolina; S&K Greenhouse..
He showed how to prune back the unnecessary shoots, and also that the plant leaves should not touch the ground…I did not know that. I have been pruning tomato plants this morning, and staking them better.
It’s a good thing I have a lot of pieces of 1/2″ rebar. I cover the rebar with a hunk of used irrigation t-tape, and use some heavy twine to tie them up.
He also prunes his zucchini and squash plants too, and the results were phenomenal.
Irrigation is back on today, and will likely water every day while the temps stay in the upper 90s.
The water melon plants that the wife bought, are in full swing with blooms all over…
Also, I did not know that melons, like squash and zucchini put out both male and female blooms, that the pollinators (bees) have to touch both of them to get the female plant pollinated.
Anyway, I felt his info was good to know…