Our tomatoes are growing well, but they are getting too bushy! It’s time to trim those suckers; show no mercy, extra branches mean the energy is expended into branches and away from those first precious flowers. If your plant is an “indeterminate,” that is, ever-blooming and fruiting throughout the season, then pruning will increase air circulation and save your plant from becoming unruly. As a result, it will produce larger, healthier fruit. Here is a tomato plant in our greenhouse before pruning: Here’s some more before and after pictures:Save the leader with the blossoms attached; the rest of the branches can go! [images lightbox=”yes”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://greendale.sparkspot.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2013-05-19-10-06-40.jpg” alt=””] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://greendale.sparkspot.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2013-05-19-10-00-12.jpg” alt=””] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://greendale.sparkspot.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2013-05-19-09-56-19.jpg” alt=””] [/images]

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