Attack of the tomato killer deer

Asked June 5, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT

Hi...the other night we inadvertently left the gate open and apparently some deer managed to find their way to the garden. They nipped off the tops (main stems) of several tomato plants and up-rooted a few veg. We replanted the veg. and are hoping for the best. However, are the tomatoes doomed? Should we buy a few replacements to be safe? Thanks...keep safe & well...bill

Montgomery County Maryland wildlife vegetables deer

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Your tomato plants will recover unless something else happens. You might get more than one central leader and you might want to pinch off all but one. Keep well watered in time of drought. vw