Does Overcrowding an Ecosystem of Tomatoes Affect Their Growth?

Crowding tomato plants will cause reduced light and air flow levels once the plants grow to maturity. This will encourage disease and decrease fruit production on the plant. To avoid this scenario, plant the young tomato seedlings at a minimum distance of two feet apart.

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Jennifer Loucks has over 10 years of experience as a former technical writer for a software development company in Wisconsin. Her writing experience includes creating software documentation and help documents for clients and staff along with training curriculum. Loucks holds a Bachelor of Science major from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls specializing in animal science and business.