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How to Prune Tomatoes for Earlier Harvests, Higher Yields & Healthier Plants

Simple pruning tips for indeterminate tomatoes.

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Pruning Indeterminate Tomatoes in Containers and Identifying Tomato 'Suckers'

Tomato 'suckers' will actually turn into stems that produce tomatoes. If you don't prune the 'suckers' from your indeterminate plants you will end up with dozens of stems that produce tomatoes. It is a problem. You will end up with too much growth that is difficult to manage. That can lead to diseases, more but smaller tomatoes and you end up with a plant that won't survive in a container. You have to prune indeterminate container tomatoes to one main productive stem. If you are adventurous and can manage the plants water... you can get away with to main production stems.

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How to Prune Indeterminate Tomatoes & Identify Suckers

I hope to provide you with a fairly comprehensive guide to pruning indeterminate tomatoes and identifying what a sucker is so you are never confused again! I will show you many examples on different plants and take you through the whole process in a very detailed way. If you follow my techniques I promise you won't make another tomato pruning mistake again!

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Pruning Tomato Suckers - How To Prune Tomato Plants For Big Harvests

In today's quick video we will look at how to prune tomato plants for the best possible yields. Indeterminate tomato plants can get become very large and spiral out of control. Pruning not only helps you control the size of the plant but also channelizes the energy of the plant into developing more fruit than leaves and stems. A tomato plant has a main stem and also a lot of offshoots called as suckers. These suckers or side shoots can be easily removed by pinching them off as you see here. You can also use pruners for this purpose. This is an indeterminate tomato variety that is being pruned.

You can leave one or two main stems of the plant. I have seen no difference in tomato production be leaving either one or two main stems. You can keep one main stem if you wish to

Pruning is generally done for indeterminate tomatoes but I sometimes prune determinate tomatoes as well if I am growing them in containers - it makes the plant more manageable

Here you can see a determinate tomato variety being pruned and how we are leaving two main stems

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All About Determinate Tomato Care: Pruning, Staking, Feeding, Calcium & Let it Go!

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A lot of people ask me about pruning determinate tomatoes. This video covers pruning, staking, feeding, calcium & Blossom End Rot (BER) and some other tips just for determinate type tomatoes. The principles are the same for ground and container tomatoes but containers tomatoes probably need an extra water soluble feeding or two. After you give them mid growth care.... let them go and grow!

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How to grow tomatoes on a string - NO CAGE tomatoes

Why Grow tomatoes in a cage when you can grow them up a string! with out a cage! tomatoes plants free to roam as nature intended... well not really, but it is far easier and yields better results growing tomatoes up suspended by a string than caging them... and besides no one likes being caged.

I've had mixed results with growing tomatoes in cages, they confine the plant bruise the leaves and allow fungus and disease to spread VERY quickly between plants. i find this technique of growing them up a string to be the best for our growing conditions, choice of plants, and ease of care.

i cannot take credit for this method, i originally saw it at Longwood Gardens and had to try it out... so i built the pergola to do just that.

while the plants do well and the leaves and stems are well aerated, there are two drawbacks to this technique:
1. you need a structure from which to hang the strings. in my caser a length of 2 conduit
2. the plants are stimulated to grow taller having the strain og the string to encourage the growth.

by then end of the growing season the plants will have grown completely across the mesh to the other and hang down from the other pipe.

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How to string train tomato plants and sucker tomato vines

Easy instructions on how to string train and sucker your tomato plant on an A-frame. Hopefully these step by step instructions on how to stringtrain AND sucker your tomato plant will help your tomato plant thrive and produce much fruit.

Sucker & String Train Tomatoes: 2 Heads

Greenhouse tomatoes are more manageable if you train them up strings with 1 or 2 heads. This technique is for indeterminate tomatoes (the ones that keep growing all season, with many sets of fruit). I know I may take some questions about why I didn't start my tomatoes earlier in the season - it's just time limitations: busy day job and weekends at the farmers market. However, even with a late start, I always come away with enough tomatoes to make it worth the effort.

I should have explained the pots buried in the gravel. We bought the property with the greenhouses built, and it was wall-to-wall gravel to a depth of 3 inches. When we decided to put in tomatoes, I thought of a couple of options: large pots (above ground, not buried) or bury the pots. I wanted the benefits of temperature moderation from the buried pots. We also drilled (hole saw) a number of large openings on the bottom so that the roots could explore beyond the pot. In the end, a couple of other small advantages I noticed: the ease of attaching strings for training (just a couple of small holes drilled in the side of the pot) and it also works great when I apply weed control (vinegar or herbicidal soap) to the gravel area.

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TRG 2012: Tomato Stem Pruning: Single, Double and Triple Stems

Tomatoes are vines that can be pruned to single, double and triple stems. The more stems you have the more fruit you will get. However, more fruit may mean smaller fruit. Pruning not only helps with disease management but also gives you a choice on how many stems you want on your tomato plants. If you want to grow a 2 pound tomato, you want fewer stems and fewer fruit. The energy of the plant will go into fewer fruit but it will be used to produce larger fruit. How many stems you want is a choice.

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Rooting Tomato Sucker Clones

Grow your own tomato clones by pruning suckers and sticking them in water. Change the water daily Watch for a week as the roots grow and the plants start to grow. When they have good root growth plant them in garden soil and you'll have more tomato plants than you know what to do with.

Pruning and Staking Tomatoes - Perfect Techniques

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How to Create Double Stem Tomatoes: What are Double Production Stems? - The Rusted Garden 2013

Tomatoes get pruned based on the gardener's preferences and needs. A double stem tomato is a tomato the is pruned as to have to main production stems. Both growing stems will produce leaves, flowers and tomatoes. This videos demonstrates the process for creating multi-production stems. It is all about your choice.
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How to Root / Clone Tomato Suckers Using Growplugs

There are multiple ways to root or clone tomato suckers. For hydroponics, it needs to be done without soil. One of the easiest ways is with the use of growplugs. They hold a good amount of moisture, while still providing proper aeration. A couple of things to remember, keep them out of direct sunlight during the rooting process. And make sure you have some type of cover over them to maintain good humidity levels. Doing so will greatly increase your chances of success.

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Dutch Bucket Tomatoes - Pruning, Stringing, and Pollinating

The Big Beef tomatoes are off to a great start. It's time to prune the early suckers and do some pollinating. And since these are going to be grown single stem, they need to be put on strings using the trellis clips. Here is the link to Susan's video showing how this was all set up :

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