Pruning Tomatoes Like a Pro

Pruning tomato plant is essential to keep it productive and healthy. These tips will help you grow large, juicy tomatoes!

Prunning tomato plant is essential to keep it productive and healthy. These tips will help you grow large, juicy tomatoes!

A properly pruned and supported single-stem tomato plant presents all of its leaves to the sun. Most of the energy is directed to the developing fruit since the only competition is a single growing tip. The result is large fruits that are steadily produced until frost.

Finally, with more pruning, you may also notice that your plants are taller, so be sure to grab a tall stake.

1. Bushy is not Better

While having a full and large tomato plant may look (and smell) heavenly, the plant is expending so much energy on those leaves and stems that it isn’t able to use as much in the business of growing fruit. Put your tomato plants on a bit of a diet by trimming back its branches.

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