31 thoughts on “Pruning Indeterminate Tomatoes in Containers and Identifying Tomato ‘Suckers’

    musa m.lawal

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    It nice watching your video on removing sucker and identifying main stem and branches but my major challenge as a beginner is how to make my tomatoes plant grow tall and yield good large produce. enough thanks to you.

    Adaobi Adigwe

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Thanks. I was looking for a simple pruning video yours is Tue simplest

    Diana

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Can you repot the suckers?

    kermets

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Hi, just started growing….is it ok to trim those lower leafs and would they clone if replanted ? great videos thanks heaps Brett

    Kathy Bayham

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Fantastic video! All of the videos you made, in fact. Thank you for making this so clear. I wish I had seen them before trying to talk my daughter through the hows and whys of pruning on the phone. She knows about them now!

    Thamil virundhu

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Very clear and good explanations. Thank you.

    magicrobharv

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Great info.

    baris kaplan

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    why u removing sucker let them grow more tomato

    ND soso

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Fantastic video and values👌🏻

    ND soso

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    رائع 👌🏻

    Darlene Scott

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Very easy to understand! Thanks so much for the advice

    mad d

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    leaves look great

    Dawn's Channel

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Thank you so much and so informative on how to spot the "suckers" on the tomato plants. I never understood the difference between the determinate & indeterminate growth. I believe I've seen you on CaliKim29 video but I could be wrong.

    Madhuri Gupta

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    my tomato plant has grown too tall, if i cut off the top, i think it will be a bad idea since the new growth and some flower clusters are on top. Whats the best way to control the growth? and to instead produce more fruit? right now i have a huge plant with few fruit!

    m0d3r4t0r

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    What happens if you do let it grow naturally but it does get too unruly, is there a point when it's too late to trim the suckers? if they're too big?

    And also, what if you don't know if it's a determinate or an indeterminate one is it still ok to trim?

    Allan Thomson

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    thank you – very clearly explained – last time I messed up my tomatoes as I pinched the wrong growths off – now I know what to do – wonderful

    BraveStaRR

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    do you always keep cutting the suckers away? or is there a point or time where u let them grow, I've been taking the suckers out, but not sure on wither to keep doing it for the life of the plant, id say my biggest plant is about a foot high at the minute, but I'm only seeing two crests, I'm assuming more crests will form at its grows higher, but this is my first grow so not entirely sure if I'm doing everything right.

    Brown Dog

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Awesome content Gary, I was looking through your old videos and came across this, just what i was looking for and then i saw the date when it was published, yikes,i thought it was new. lol

    Little Blue Frogs

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Thank yo for making this. Would you just remind people people that touching tomatoe plants (not hte fruit) can use issues with your skin. I pruned mine and them wiped my face with my hands and got horrible red rashes and sneezed all night 🙂

    elias ni

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Hi , my tomatoes is 30cm tall , and started to produce flowers , can you instruct me about what to do ? Should i keep the flowers or remove them ? So the plant will keep growing bigger .
    Thanks

    Peter Rabitt

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    One year, after trimming them off, I decided to try and grow the suckers into new plants and they all took root very quickly, producing more tomatoes than I could possibly use, freeze or give away. Must have had a ton of tomatoes that year….careful what you wish for, huh?

    LivingNay

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Thank you so much! This is my first time growing these tomatoes and now I know where to prune my plant!

    bonnie rush

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    in texas its so hot that im concerned about the tomatoes getting burned,but ill do this,thank you

    Sidney Lawecki

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Simple ,easy Thank you !

    harold haddix

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    how to stop leaf curl?

    Victor Valdez

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Thank you Gary for another outstanding video. I have 3 tomato plants growing in separate 5 galon containers and I'll experiment with leaving the suckers and removing the sucker to see what is the difference.

    nonamesite

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    This video is very informative. I have an intermediate cherry tomato plant and I've been pruning wrong. I've been keeping the suckers and removing the leaves underneath the suckers. I was doing that for lots of cherry tomatoes growing. It's okay to do that?

    Redeemed Believer

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    I root the sucker to produce another plant, that way I have the ability to prolong my tomato production further into the season

    wildkingdom2012

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    great vids, haven't nearly got thru all yet.  What about the leaves themselves?  Do you prune those to manage the size of the plant as well?  I've always argued with myself that if you take off too many leaves (not just the suckers) then you deprive the plant of photosynthesis.  But sometimes the plant just gets too unruly.  Please advise.  Thank you.

    Ebrahim Alnuaimi

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    so much easy to understand when you take video that close. Thank you

    petestrat07

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:03 am)

    Great video! Thank you.

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