Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by brianj555 Today at 9:27 am

» Tomato Questions
by has55 Today at 6:42 am

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by sanderson Today at 12:21 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 10:51 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:47 pm

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:33 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 4:15 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:37 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 12:50 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:00 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:29 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:25 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

» A compost calculator
by kygardener 12/8/2017, 1:34 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 12/8/2017, 8:46 am

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 1:45 pm

» Freeze warning
by sanderson 12/7/2017, 1:04 pm

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:14 pm

» Wind Damaged Broccoli
by Roseinarosecity 12/6/2017, 3:43 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver 12/6/2017, 11:38 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/5/2017, 8:01 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

tomato 1 stem?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

tomato 1 stem?

Post  tegaan on 5/23/2011, 2:17 pm

Hi,

This is the first time I am growing tomatoes and 1st time SFG. Could someone explain in very detailed detail what leaving only one stem on the tomato means? Does it mean all other stems? I do not want to kill my tomatoes but I want healthy plants with lots of tomatoes. I'm confused.

thanks, kari

tegaan

Female Posts : 75
Join date : 2011-04-22
Age : 48
Location : Kelowna (okanagan)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato 1 stem?

Post  jumiclads on 5/23/2011, 2:23 pm

I was not sure exactly what it meant so I googled and found this. Link
avatar
jumiclads

Male Posts : 167
Join date : 2010-11-21
Age : 59
Location : Burton on Trent, UK - Zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato 1 stem?

Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 5/23/2011, 2:49 pm

I'm a newbie but my understanding of "single stem" is that indeterminate (or vining) tomatoes will produce suckers which could cause there to be multiple main stems. These type of tomatoes will grow all tall as you or the weather lets them. The "single stem" method is designed to grow your tomatoes from one main stem and not let them vine out, thus producing more in a small space. The important thing is that these are INdeterminate varieties. Determinate or bush varieties don't just keep growing up, they do stop and bush out so it isn't recommended to do the "single stem" method with them.

There is a lot of good info in this post about "single-stem" method of pruning vining tomatoes....also more info on what to search for...

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t7048-i-don-t-understand-how-vining-toms-can-be-grown-in-just-one-sf

There is also a video that has been recommended on this forum more than once on stringing tomatoes and pruning suckers:

How to String and Sucker Tomato Plants
avatar
UnderTheBlackWalnut

Female Posts : 559
Join date : 2011-04-18
Age : 51
Location : Springfield (central), IL, on the line between 5b and 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato 1 stem?

Post  Hoggar on 5/23/2011, 3:36 pm

Here is an article & a Video I found to be very helpful.

The Benefits Of Pruning Tomato Plants

How To Prune Tomatoes
avatar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato 1 stem?

Post  quiltbea on 5/23/2011, 3:50 pm

UnderTheBlackWalnut.....
I'm happy to see you post the video site for "How to String and Sucker...." I highly recommend it to the newbies in our community garden. Its very clear about how and when to remove those suckers.

Of course, suckering is for indeterminates (vining tomatoes) and not the determinates (bush type).

Indeterminates are long and vining and the word is long.
Determinate is a shorter word and the crop is shorter as well.
Its an easy way to remember which is which.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4695
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato 1 stem?

Post  petals1973 on 5/23/2011, 11:33 pm

This is a video of single stem tomato plants towards the end of the growing season

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc6_ATF4lp4
avatar
petals1973

Female Posts : 96
Join date : 2011-04-08
Age : 44
Location : Arlington TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: tomato 1 stem?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum