If you grow a garden you might be skeptical of pruning your plants. It seems counter-intuitive that they could be helped by you cutting off part of them. In reality there can be a lot of benefits. Pruning helps keep plants in a shape that is optimal for soaking up sun and discouraging pathogenic afflictions.
- Vegetable gardens are usually serene places, but the discussions on some gardening forums can get heated.
- To understand the topic better, it’s best to look at the commonly pruned veggies on a case-by-case basis.
- Tomatoes are usually front and center in pruning debates.Most experts agree pruning them is not necessary and will likely decrease fruit yields.
“Here’s the bottom line: Pruning veggies usually isn’t necessary, but it may be helpful in certain circumstances.”