How to prune tomato plants

Pruning your tomato plants helps promote optimal plant health and maximum yield. Fine Gardening’s Danielle Sherry shares with Fine Cooking’s Sarah Breckenridge the benefits and best methods of pruning.
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Some of our tomato plants grow too large for cages. Tomato stakes cause root damage of inserted too late. We wanted something easy, quick, and out of the way. I spent about for this entire project, and it is totally reusable so next year it’s free!
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22 comments

  • GodBlessHipHop 1 week ago

    very helpful  🙂 

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  • Stacey Fearnley 1 week ago

    That was great and to the point. Thank you.

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  • 174joe 1 week ago

    what about the metal pipe running up and over the structure

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  • Juan Candia 1 week ago

    Thank you for your excellent idea about building a nice trellis..I follow your advise and I make my trellis same as your and came perfect and very strong too. MY congratulations to you and your little helper.

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  • David Straub 1 week ago

    When I saw that multi-colored structure in the beginning of the vid (0:05), I thought – wow …… nice trellis!! LOL!

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  • LUANNE luongo 1 week ago

    took some of your advice as I've been doing stringing a couple of years.  A suggestion instead of wood use pipe and then paint it green.  It goes up easy comes down easy and is very sturdy. the storage off season is great too

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  • Larry Oping 1 week ago

    Isis = Israel

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  • HotSpark 1 week ago

    Great video, very helpful!!

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  • Linda Casey 1 week ago

    Holland can be quite gale-like so my tomatoes got devastated last season from the wind and rain. I used your model as a template to build a metal frame and want to use it as a mini-greenhouse covering it with plastic to protect the plants from the elements this year. How did yours work out? 

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  • lant404 1 week ago

    Lovely video. I'm doing farming in Kenya, can't really get technical help. Video really pretty much class for me. My tomatoes doing well so far.

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  • Mainetransplant 420 1 week ago

    Hey buddy, if you get some wire thats like 10+ gauge you can run it from the wood at top to the ground and use a garden or camping spike to attach the wire to the ground, then use tomato clips to attach the stem to the wire. Just so you don't have to wrap it around and risk damaging the plant.

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  • TakekoZiyi 1 week ago

    yes, sir i will.

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  • BuddyClubGardening 1 week ago

    Best of luck to you. Maybe you could let us know how everything works out? Thanks for watching.

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  • TakekoZiyi 1 week ago

    smart technique,sir. I'm start planting this year so far my tomatoes plant are about 6 ft. I didn't make any trellis for it yet since I'm kin of new but it's producing 6 + tomatoes every 2 weeks. I'll try this technique for my eggplant and watermelon.

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  • Don Hawkins 1 week ago

    i thought it was somewhere in that area..love your garden & tomatoes..i'm trying here in Pal Springs ..God bless!

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  • BuddyClubGardening 1 week ago

    Never been to dearborn. We are in south east wisconsin. I'd bet quite a few commonalities exist for MI, MN, and WI smaller towns.

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  • Don Hawkins 1 week ago

    love growing tomatoes..your neighborhood reminds me of Dearborn Heights Mi ?

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  • emptyowe 1 week ago

    Very helpful video. Thank you!

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  • BuddyClubGardening 1 week ago

    Thanks a bunch.

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  • BuddyClubGardening 1 week ago

    I get raccoons, squirrels, etc. I have been fighting the battle mostly in the strawberry bed, the tomato plants, and grapes.
    I tried using bird netting over the strawberry bed (watch our hoop house video) in the same way I'd do a plastic hoop house Instead of the plastic I use the netting. The tomatoes and grapes have been more difficult to protect. I'm going to do a scarecrow, and pinwheels (for motion).

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  • BuddyClubGardening 1 week ago

    No problem, thank you for watching.

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  • BuddyClubGardening 1 week ago

    absolutely

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