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How to Prune Tomato Plants?

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How to Prune Tomato Plants How to Prune Tomato plants so they are productive healthy and happy by Agricultural Horticulturist Marty Ware

There are a wide range of ways of how to prune your beloved Tomato plant. Many would say there is only one way, but this is probably the best way for them, or serves the best purpose in their set out desire on what they wish to establish and achieve.

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Here we will provide you with a wide range of pruning tomato styles to help you choose one that is suitable for your garden and lifestyle.
More Tips For Leaf, Stem Removal and Fruit Production!


  • Choose if you want a few branches or a central leader.
  • Train the plant up a stake, train up a fence and grow vertical tomatoes
  • Remove any old, diseased or unwanted branches. This is done by twisting out the branches that appear near the leaf.
  • Keep some leaf growth around the base of the pot to keep the root zone cool and shaded.
  • Once enough fruits appear keep removing unwanted branches and flowers for larger sweeter fruits.
  • Remove bottom suckers. These are tall lanky branches that appear at the bottom of the stem
  • Do not over water during fruit set, as this makes the fruits split open.
  • Full sun optimal minimum four hours – 6 to 8 hours is best!
  • Give them plenty of love and tender care!

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Do You Prune Your Tomatoes?


I know many of you have your own thoughts on pruning tomatoes, so I’ve left the comments from prior years below, for you to see what others think. I’d love to hear from you tomato growers out there. Do you thin out your plants

Caring for your Garden : : Better Home and Garden

Learn about how to thin beets, and how to prune tomatoes for the highest productivity. Besides learning about each plant, the gardener must keep faithfully watering and weeding all summer long in order to get a good crop.

The Reluctant Homesteader: Pruning Tomatoes


I never knew it was done until last year. There are determinate tomatoes, indeterminate tomatoes and mixtures. Determinate tomato plants grow to a certain size then stop. Indeterminate plants keep growing into large bushes

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