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How satisfying is this! I cannot WAIT for them to ripen. These are the Beams Yellow Pear variety. Some things I’m learning about growing tomatoes this year are: . 🍅 The stake that you thought was an optimistic height is not tall enough. Whatever you think you’ll need, add a couple of feet. . 🍅 If you forget to check your plants for a week, expect to have fully formed suckers that feel too big to break off. They might even have their own flowers. If you’re going to de-sucker, be diligent. . 🍅 Determinate varieties grow quite differently to indeterminate. Not sure if less sun is partly responsible, but determinate varieties do not produce fruit nearly as soon as the indeterminate. Actual yield is yet to be seen. . 🍅Letting the tomato plants get to a fairly large size in their pots first worked well for transplanting. Waiting the extra few weeks has paid off. . 👩🏼🌾 They are my learnings to date - what are some things you’ve learned about tomatoes this year?