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 To prune or not to prune
That is the question...First off, know your variety! Never prune a 'determinate' type tomato, or you will lose production! Indeterminate varieties vary in their response to pruning, some reportedly have increased yields when the young plant is p
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 What is the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes?
Determinate varieties of tomatoes, also called 'bush' tomatoes, are varieties that are bred to grow to a compact height (approx. 4 feet). They stop growing when fruit sets on the terminal or top bud, ripen all their crop at or near the same
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 What are the common tomato pests?
The following pests are considered the most common. Pictures of each of them are available on the web and can be obtained by doing a web search using the name of the pest. Additional tomato pests not covered here include cutworms, flea beetles, gra
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 Tomatoes in SFG- should I prune to single-stem?
       • Posted by: newbie468 7B (GA) on Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 22:37
              • 26 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 12:58
Hello all, As the name implies, I am brand new to gardening and have decided to start off using the square foot gardening method. I have a question about indeterminate cherry tomatoes- my two 4x4 beds currently get 4 hours of full sun (11am-
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 pruning large branches
       • Posted by: njitgrad NE NJ on Thu, Jun 13, 13 at 17:27
              • 16 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Jun 18, 13 at 15:50
Is it recommended to prune large branches? If so, what instrument and technique should I use? I only intend to do this on those branches growing downwards and are touching or approaching the soil. For those branches angled downwards that I wa
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 prune or not prune
       • Posted by: phatboyrose N/W FL. - 8 on Thu, Apr 24, 14 at 14:10
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Apr 25, 14 at 16:21
I know it is beneficial to prune large tomatoes but what about grape tomatoes. any info would be welcome. Harold Follow-Up Postings: RE: prune or not Return to the Growing Tomatoes Forum | Post a Follow-Up
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 Semideterminates: To prune or not to prune?
       • Posted by: TheShepherdess none on Tue, Jun 18, 13 at 13:13
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Jun 18, 13 at 16:11
Hi all! I am growing 18 tomato plants this year and having a blast! I am caging my determinates, and not pruning them. My indeterminate varieties I stake and prune aggressively to one stem (ok, a few of them have two stems because they got out of
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 Pruning Revisited . Pros and Cons.
       • Posted by: seysonn 7b WA/HZ 1 on Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 21:47
              • 6 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Apr 9, 14 at 21:57
The following is just my views on pruning. No more, no less. ------------------------------------------------------------------ It is that time of the year that the question comes up more often. So it is good to have a discussion going, withou
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 How to prune indeterminate tomatoes for small space?
       • Posted by: plantcrazed101 none on Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 8:54
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 14:03
Hi Y'all, I've been searching on this Return to the Growing Tomatoes Forum | Post a Follow-Up How to prune indeterminate tomatoes for small space? Posted by plantcrazed101 none ( My Page ) on Thu, Jul 10, 14 at
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 Pruning Tomatoes
       • Posted by: YanksFan7 Border Between 7-8 on Mon, May 12, 14 at 18:22
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, May 13, 14 at 21:59
I'm new to the forum and have about a year of gardening experience. So last year's garden was a complete disaster. The tomatoes died and nearly all the crops did poor. So I joined the forum to help make this year a successful harvest. My f
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 Tomato pruning due to fungus
       • Posted by: pitbullgrin none on Fri, Aug 2, 13 at 3:56
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Aug 3, 13 at 14:00
I have a fungus growing on the leaves of my tomato plants and read through the forum and decided to prune the branches effected. I didn't cut any branches that have fruit on them ironically they didn't have fungus on them. Anyway i think i may hav
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 Pruning Suckers on Indeterminate Tomato Plants
       • Posted by: Hudson...WY 3 on Mon, Sep 22, 14 at 4:01
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Sep 24, 14 at 10:56
There have been a lot of threads on this forum about pruning suckers. Most of the questions have come early in the spring or mid summer as the plant is growing and the plants are too small to show you how we prune our indeterminate tomato plants
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 Pruning before transplanting
I'm experimenting on a couple of tomato plants with pruning. They are about 10
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 Trouble knowing what to prune...
       • Posted by: gregrw ON on Wed, Jun 19, 13 at 14:41
              • 5 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Jun 20, 13 at 1:19
Hi all, This is my second year growing tomatoes, and I'm ashamed to admit I'm confused as to what to chop on this tomato plant. I'm trying to grow several plants with just a single vine. Here's a link to an image. https://picasaweb.google.
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 Quick question about pruning
       • Posted by: newbie468 7b on Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 14:14
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 18:14
Hello again, Thank you again to everyone for all of your helpful answers regarding my first question about pruning. I did decide to single-stem and so far, so good. Now, I have a quick question. Is it possible for sucker(s) to deve
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 Tomato Pruning/Trimming Questions?
       • Posted by: Swifty13 Zone 5B/Zone 6 on Sat, Apr 12, 14 at 20:18
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Apr 14, 14 at 23:27
I dont' know if you'd say pruning for tomatoes, but I know some people say you're supposed to pinch the suckers off of the tomatoes. Last year, I tried to at the beginning, but it got to crazy and I gave up. I ended up with a mass of tomatoes. Pru
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 unpruned indeterminate tomato plants now look like bushes
       • Posted by: WobblyHummingbird on Sun, May 11, 14 at 15:32
              • 24 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, May 21, 14 at 9:52
Hi all, This is my second year growing tomatoes in the garden, and I have decided to try not pinching the suckers. I read somewhere that not pinching the suckers would allow the tomato plants to growing shorter and stronger, so I decided to g
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 Grafted Tomato Pruning Tips
       • Posted by: Jenny168 none on Sat, May 11, 13 at 17:29
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Jul 10, 13 at 2:55
Hi Everyone, I spoke with a master gardener yesterday who has been doing trials of grafted tomatoes since 2011. His name is Harry Olsen and he has a website called harrysgarden.org and it shows him being interviewed for local television and r
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 Need help pruning top heavy tomatoes
       • Posted by: westminstress on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 11:08
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 23:59
So my Sweet 100 tomatoes are like uncontrollable wild beasts. And they have grown so tall and so crazy and dense at the top that they have toppled the stakes over twice. There are literally hundreds of green tomatoes on this plant waiting to ri
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 How long should it take to heal after pruning...?
       • Posted by: dominickg23 none on Thu, Aug 14, 14 at 21:02
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 13:08
Tuesday morning (more than 2 days ago) I snipped a few leaves & suckers off one of my plants, just took a look and happened to notice that the wounds were still bleeding...is this normal? Am mostly just curious. Thanks. Follow-Up Postin
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