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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
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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
              • 22 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Apr 11, 14 at 1:36
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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 organic tomato magic
       • Posted by: jason_2007 6a on Mon, Apr 16, 07 at 2:32
              • 96 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 18:36
hello all, i was thinking of buying this book, it seems almost too good to be true and the company is based in canada but after reading the website from top to bottom and with the guarantee they offer i am really considering it as i could use all
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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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 Question about pruning
       • Posted by: ill_gardener none on Sun, May 5, 13 at 22:02
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, May 7, 13 at 13:24
Hello, I have some tomato plants ready to transplant to the ground. I have the following varieties, Celebrity Pink Girl Jetstar and Big boy I know the last 3 are indeterminate and celebrity is semi-determinate. My question is do I
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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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 Question about tomato pollination, and pruning...
       • Posted by: BigN_187 9 on Sun, May 12, 13 at 20:07
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, May 13, 13 at 5:04
So, long story short, I have four different tomato varieties growing, all compatible with each other for pollination / breeding. I have the majority planted all together in one area. All the fruit from those plants will be strictly for consumption
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 pruning tomato plants
       • Posted by: John_JJ 5b on Mon, Jun 3, 13 at 1:09
              • 5 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Jun 4, 13 at 21:07
i have beefsteak and pink brandywine tomatoes planted out in the garden in tomato cages.i was wondering if i need to prune them,i heard some people say to prune suckers and leave a couple on the plant?. there are some plants that have bottom leave
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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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 Varying your pruning practices?
       • Posted by: StrawberryGirl76 UT - 6 on Fri, May 10, 13 at 11:21
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, May 10, 13 at 16:59
I've been reading up on pruning options, trying to decide what I want to do with my plants this year. I know that you shouldn't prune a determinate type (of which I'm growing only one: Bush Goliath). But I was wondering if you prune your indetermi
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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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 Should I prune a Super Sweet 100 plant?
       • Posted by: RB56 7A, Northwest Ark on Tue, Jun 4, 13 at 14:32
              • 5 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Jun 5, 13 at 13:44
This sucker is really growing like crazy, and now looks more like a bush than anything my support method is pretty crude, and I will probably upgrade it to something stronger. should I trim this plant though? It has fruit developing all o
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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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 Are "suckers" good or bad? how many leaders?
Do you always remove all the suckers, or do you let a few grow out, depending on your discretion? Do you let your tomatoes develop 2 or 3 or 4
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 How many stems on your indeterminate tomatoes ?
       • Posted by: robinava 6B on Thu, Jan 16, 14 at 10:59
              • 21 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Jan 30, 14 at 4:24
This will be my first year growing tomatoes. Have selected the varieties and the trellising so now I need to ask how many stems should I keep? Using cattle panels with T posts so they will have plenty of room to grow. Second question, how far
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