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How do you prune your tomatoes?

Post  rob.emenaker on 5/11/2010, 8:47 am

I was curious how you guys prune your tomatoes? My father-in-law just pulls the suckers off, but Mel's book reads like I should be doing more than just pulling the suckers.

Any thoughts?
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Re: How do you prune your tomatoes?

Post  TheJH on 5/11/2010, 9:45 am

I grew toms a couple of years ago in a SFG and pulled all the suckers. They still were too big for my SFG. I now grow in a row 2 feet apart using the "Florida weave" for support. I dig a big hole for some and put mel's mix plus some extra goodies in and plant the toms and mulch. I also have some planted in in 10 gal grow bags. I let 2 or 3 suckers go per plant. So to answer your question, I would pinch off all the suckers on a indeterminate tomato in a square foot garden.

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Re: How do you prune your tomatoes?

Post  miinva on 5/11/2010, 9:53 am

What does a Florida Weave look like? Inquiring minds want to know Smile

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Re: How do you prune your tomatoes?

Post  timwardell on 5/11/2010, 10:06 am

This very topic was recently discussed in another thread. You can find it here: http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/seed-exchange-and-growing-info-f29/tomato-pruning-t1490.htm?highlight=tomatoes

Lots of useful links, diagrams and videos in the thread. Enjoy. Very Happy
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Re: How do you prune your tomatoes?

Post  pattipan on 5/11/2010, 10:10 am

Here's post in another thread with a picture of the Florida weave trellis method:

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/how-deep-a-box-do-i-need-for-tomatoes-t1152.htm#9318

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Re: How do you prune your tomatoes?

Post  miinva on 5/11/2010, 4:38 pm

Thank you for the link, patti! That's pretty cool Smile We have metal square tomato supports, although they grow right out the top of them.

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Re: How do you prune your tomatoes?

Post  Ole Joe Clark on 5/11/2010, 9:42 pm

I pinch off the small ones and cut the larger ones with a knife or scissors. I cut off a couple today and put them in water hoping they will develop roots.
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Re: How do you prune your tomatoes?

Post  Ole Joe Clark on 5/11/2010, 9:47 pm

I pinch off the small ones and cut the larger ones with a knife or scissors. I cut off a couple today and put them in water hoping they will develop roots.
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