wind damage to young tomatoes :(
Hi all - I'm in Australia - I planted some tomato seedlings a month ago, and the plant had done very well in the warm weather! It shot up a metre or so with gorgeous leafy branches.
Next thing you know, a massive spring storm came with 50+ kph wind, and two of the branches in the middle snapped off. I ended up making a clean cut on both of them to take the branches off properly. It looks naked in the middle now, and very sad.
Could someone tell me what the "effects" of this would be on the plant? Will any new branches / leaves grow from the stumps? Is there a possiblity of infection (rainy weather all week)?
I'm also a bit worried that maybe the plant wasn't as strong as it should have been, which is why the branches broke? After transplanting, I'd been watering with half strength seaweed tonic twice a week, making sure the plant got lots of sun, pinching off flower buds and side-growth, etc etc. Any tips would be appreciated, thanks!