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Post  Binx101 on 6/19/2014, 9:14 am

My tomato plants are monstrous! I am afraid they will pull down the trellis. Last year they grew to over 10 ft tall, and I had to restake four or five times, each time with a taller and more sturdy support. I don't want this to happen again. Can I prune my tomato plants to a manageable size?
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/19/2014, 11:20 am


Mine grow to 12-15 ft sometimes and the trellis holds.  Are you using the trellis and pruning method as described in the 'All New Square Foot Gardening' book, and still having problems? 

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Post  llama momma on 6/19/2014, 11:23 am

When mine reach the top of the 8 ft. tall trellis I cut the tops.  Last year they were cut them 3 times to keep them at 8ft.

YOu can prune tomato plants, use the white search box above or google it.
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Post  camprn on 6/19/2014, 12:55 pm

After a few seasons of fiddling around with tall growth  I finally bought some galvanized steel conduit and cut them to 6-7 feet. I now either use Florida weave to maintain plants vertically or stake plants independently and tie the indeterminate tomato vine  to the conduit. I lop off the top of the plant when it is a foot beyond the top of the trellis.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/19/2014, 3:53 pm

You might even have them ripen earlier for you, once they are not putting so much energy into new green growth. A friend from England, with its short growing season, says it was standard where he lived to snip off all but one main stem, top off the plants at six feet, and limit them to six trusses each. It was just the way it was done there, and I suspect it was so that at the end of his short season they wouldn't be left with a lot of green tomatoes.
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