38 thoughts on “Better Tomato Growth Through Effective Pruning

    Tanaman Hidroponik

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    tomatoes how old the day begins to bear fruit

    Tanaman Hidroponik

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    the tomatoes are huge

    Glen Raven

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    good advice jeff.i just cut most leaves off underneath each truss once they are pollinated keep doing it as it grows

    Home Container Gardening

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Nice

    P Grant

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    growing very high is never a problem just put the correct amout of nutrients and the plant will be fine you can get up to 350 pounds of fruit from one seeds learn about proper nutrient and give the extras away

    Stretch-Tie Inc

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

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    Larry Baran

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    We cook down extra tomatoes, blenderize them and then freeze 'em. Great pasta and pizza sauce all winter. Same thing with basil – freeze blender pesto without the cheese in ice cube trays – great pesto for soups all winter.

    xxskitsxx15

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    If your tomatos are in the ground not a pot you don't need to really prune it just steak them and give them space and you can grow 6ft tall monsters that have tons of fruit all the way to November..

    Jackie Miller

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    u can freeze the extra tomatoes for making homemade spag sauce or for making homemade diced tom or tomato juice

    Phil King

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    It is really difficult to watch YouTube videos. Most people lack the ability to communicate effectivley. In this example, the video could literally start just before 2:30. Good gawd you long winded bastards. Give a 5 second intro showing the plant before pruning and pick up at 2:30. What is this shit? Buncha morons.

    John Tornado

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I have a question for you. My tomato plant is very healthy, lots of blossoms but they withered .. is it because there is not bee and butterfly to help them or what else ??? thanks for your advise.

    Paul Meier

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    that's what freezers are for

    SC Rider

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Only learned of topping this year. I have cut off many diseased leaves, to point fear the plant will cease photosynthesis. Blight, and plants were in pots and dirt covered with newspaper. What you going to do?

    Ireen Benjamin

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    You were straight to the point..I love the video..I subscribed

    Selma Wrightson

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I will definitely try this. Thank you

    TheOpelkoenjas

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I too trim the leafs down, and actually a lot more then what you are showing in your video and close to the main stem, for the exact reason that you mentioned: the energy and nutrients need to go to the fruits, not to the leafs. But I don't top them off, I just let grow in height, until they reach a height that I'm barely to reach to top with my hands (about 7 foot height). That's when they need to stop growing for me (not planning on using a ladder LOL). And I too have plenty of healthy, big tomatoes (about 25-35, depending on what specie, and still full of blossoms getting ready to become "pregnant"). But I do remove the suckers tho, because they too ask a lot of energy from your plant, more than you think, plus I don't want it to get bushy. The more sunlight and airflow your plants AND tomatoes get, the healthier and tastier they will be.

    Cheers.

    SAM Taylor

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Suckers are free tomato plants. So I wait until suckers are 4 inches tall, early in the growth process and set a second and third crop. Keep leaves off the ground, give yourself a "trunk".

    mark wilburn

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I'm new at this planting of tomatoes, doing it for my wife. I got started late in the season 6/7/17 followed rules on planting in pots, pulled the couple tomatoes already on them. How often should I water them, also they are getting 8 hrs of direct sun. In my herb bed so they get morning sun. Is this going to be enough sunlight? These are dwarf style two cherry and two that produce 4-6 oz fruit, each has its own pot. Approximately time until ready to pick? When would be a good start date for fall tomatoes?

    the-gemini-online

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    good information just started growing a year ago thanks!

    rick mahr

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Hey Jeff- Blossoms are coming out and would like to know if I should continue with fertilize and if so what kind?

    Tom Barnes

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Thank you I'm not new to tomatoes but I can alway lean. M y question is ; How do you keep chipmunk and others from destroying your crop if you don't have a cage. Great job my first time to comment but a faithful watcher Toms River NJ transplant, from Brooklyn Ny

    Selma Wrightson

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Why do you have your tomatoes in a pen

    JesusReallyDoesLoveYou dot com

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Thanks for the info, I better get outside and start pruning. http://www.JesusReallyDoesLoveYou.com

    task2wgu

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Great video!! Very, very informative.

    Crystal Webster

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I'm a beginner gardener and was wondering if tomato plants should smell skunky? Every time I touch my tomato plants I am left with a skunky smell on my hands. Some people mention how they like the smell of tomato plants, but never refer to the smell as that of a skunk.

    Juan Rodriguez

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    he sounds like steve wilkos

    Molly C

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I have a tomato plant that still pretty young and the leaves are turning brown around the edges… do I just cut the leaves off? how do I handle this?

    Monica Gopaul

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I like tomatoes

    Mick Long

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Good advice Jeff, I had a cherry tomato plant that I ignored and it took over a grapefruit tree. Grew to a height of almost 20 feet. At least we had critters and birds to help with the harvest. Except the following year the volunteers were like weeds popping up everywhere.

    Teija Nelson

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I have never pruned my tomatoes. I give them goat poo and Miracle Gro Potting soil, and water. I have tons of healthy tomatoes. I grow Park's Whopper. I mulch around them with wood chips. That's all.

    Fredy Gutierrez

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    I watch your videos constantly they're extremely helpful !!!

    smart451cab

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    10 inch tomatoes?? Dang, I think there was a movie about them, made back in 1978.
    I had to pull out my ruler to visualize a 10" tomato. That's melon size!
    And later in the video you mention 12" tomatoes. I am having a hard time with this. Maybe centimeters? LOL

    Erica Mo

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Hello.. did you grow this indeterminate type in the 1 gallon grow bags? I have some pots I'd like to utilize, and they are about 1 gallon. I want to use them for my indeterminate type cherry tomatoes. thanks!

    irishbreakfast

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    tomatoes need never go to waste if you boil them down into sauce with your own garlic peppers and onions from your yard and jar them. they will last for years, at least 3. I keep my sauce in the fridge as leaving at room temp can alter the color of the sauce and make it greyish looking over years.  and if you have an overabundance, simply don't grow as many tomatoes the following season. nothing is sadder than good food being wasted except for those on earth who only wish they had a tomato to eat.  rotten or not.  have your stockpile and avoid waste the next season.   I always grow a years supply of sauce. sometimes a bit less.  and still have all the ripe lovely tomatoes I need for fresh eating.

    Barbarajean Watts

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Hi I live in an apartment and have no garden space except what I can create in containers and artificial ;light. Still I would like to grow what ever I can for food. Sprouts, micrgreens and some herbs. I have however seen carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and many other vegies grown in containers on you tube. I like the information you present and i will try to grow tomatoes indoors. Thank you for your info

    Desilva Singleton

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Happy growing fellow Texan!

    Spiritual Matters

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

    Thanks for this very helpful video! Lessons learned: Top off and remove downward facing leaves. The tomato "cage" is a good way to keep pesky birds away.

    Estela Alvarez

    (December 8, 2017 - 5:56 am)

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