Pruning Tomato Plants

6 Mistakes Most First-Time Growers Make

The Correct Way to Prune a Tomato Plant

Suckers, which grow in the “V” between the main stem and the branches, need to be pruned to save energy for main branches

Simple Pruning

Missouri Pruning

If you put off pruning too long, those little suckers will grow into large, heavy branches that can weigh down the plant and prevent air from getting to the center of the plant.

Mistake 4: Waiting too long to prune tomato plants

It should be done about 30 days before the first frost for best results.

Mistake 6: Not topping the main stem at the end of the season

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