It’s that time of spring where the tomatoes and herbs are in full green growth and could use your help to focus their growing energy!
Tomatoes, left to their own growth, will begin to bush. They’ll spread their growth out wide through shoots called suckers. This causes them to use more energy in growing leafy green and stem parts, but as gardeners, we’re after the tomatoes!
So, to prune tomatoes, simply cut the suckers, with scissors, as close to the main stem as possible. Suckers grow diagonally up between the main stem and the broad green leaves at a 45 degree angle.
If you have pruning questions or other gardening questions, Farmer Ross is onsite to help you succeed!