Pruning Tomato Plants

Shows pruning tomato plants, taking off suckers and removing lower leaves to prevent blight. This is one of many videos that will follow the gardening season…

15 Responses to “Pruning Tomato Plants”

  1. I hate prunning! I just tried to prune my first time tomato that had
    flowers and those branches were so fragil, both branches broke!!!!! It was
    Tiny Tom Tomato and were so fragil!! In this video,tomato looks very
    strong. It broke my heart!!!! It is dead!!!!It took 2 month to get there!!!
    I hate myself when it happens. I must not watch YouTube.

  2. How long are your credits, I switched off at 20 seconds. Maybe you should
    put your video on Xfactor

  3. If a person prunes their tomato plants in the manner you do, removing the
    lower branches/leaves, you are eliminating the plant’s ability to provide
    the soil under it with shade. It’s important that plentiful and consistent
    moisture is provided. If not, fruits are likely to crack.

  4. I never thought to use pine needles. They are bad news for grass but I’ll
    give it a try for tomatoes. Someone told me carrots and tomatoes thrive
    together. Not sure if it’s true but I’m giving it a try.

  5. Grass clippings spread 4 to 6″ thick work just fine keeping the weeds in
    check. Leave space around the base of the plant to accept water.

  6. Thanks. I put lots of straw or leaves on top of the soil hoping to shade
    the soil. Not good enough?

  7. So that’s what I did wrong. Some of my tomatos did crack. I’ll try shading
    them next time. Thanks!!!!

  8. Nice, short and sweet. I didn’t have to watch several videos because you
    showed me exactly what I needed to know the first time. Now I gonna find my
    little scissors and get after them tomato plants.

  9. Thank you for this video, be

  10. Chop the top of the crotch

  11. came to learn how to prune tomatoes and keep replaying the beginning to
    hear that song. where can i get it?

  12. My tomatoes always crack if i water irregularly, dry followed by a lot of
    water. I don’t think shading will help. To keep the soil temperature down i
    use a lot of straw as mulch. The mulch also keeps the soil moisture more
    constant.

  13. Joel is on facebook and myspace. Maybe you can contact him there

  14. Thank you for this video, very clear and easy to follow

  15. You bet, straw, leaves, grass clippings etc. work very well to retain soil
    moisture, even wood mulch but it is important to place mulch after partial
    decomposition has occurred. Fresh mulch will rob the soil of nitrogen and
    in many cases, particularly with a thick mat of grass clippings, mold can
    enter the scene and introduce root rot to your tomatoes. I prefer pine
    needles as it supplies acid to the soil and tomato plants thrive in acidic
    soil. Enjoyed your video by the way.