You sometimes need to prune plants to keep them healthy. This means cutting them and removing leaves which are unhealthy or which are inhibiting their growth in some way. You can hurt your plants if you don’t do this properly. This talks about how to best prune tomato plants in particular.
- Not all plants are fussy about pruning, though. Most annual and perennial plants are much more laid back when it comes to pruning habits.
- Your tomato plant will reward your pruning efforts with a bounty of delicious fruit because regularly pruning tomato plants helps the plant produce more fruit
- When pruning tomato plants, or any plants, focus first on removing foliage, fruits or stems that show any sign of disease or pests.
“Plants need foliage to create energy from photosynthesis, but the growth and development of foliage uses up a lot of the plant’s energy that could be used for fruit production. Removing dead, diseased or just unnecessary leaves and stems from tomato plants increases the fruit. Read more at Gardening Know How: Pruning Tomato Plants – Tips On Removing Tomato Plant Leaves https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/pruning-tomato-plants.htm”