Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Toplef10Pruning indeterminate tomatoes 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes I22gcj10Pruning indeterminate tomatoes 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C Midwest—October 2020
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 3:25 pm

» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:16 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz 10/21/2020, 10:57 pm

» Weed Killer Spray and my garden
by sanderson 10/21/2020, 10:13 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RJARPCGP 10/21/2020, 6:44 pm

» New England, October, 2020
by RJARPCGP 10/21/2020, 6:40 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener 10/21/2020, 6:08 pm

» Self Watering containers?
by OldCrow 10/21/2020, 1:38 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2020, 7:50 pm

» Garden Veggie Plants Dying
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2020, 7:43 pm

» Help with bush beans
by LilBittyBean 10/17/2020, 1:41 pm

» Hello!
by AtlantaMarie 10/16/2020, 6:42 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by kauairosina 10/15/2020, 7:57 pm

» my worms are gonna get hungry
by OhioGardener 10/15/2020, 12:49 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 10/15/2020, 12:11 pm

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 10/13/2020, 11:32 pm

» Fern leaf tomato?
by plantoid 10/13/2020, 4:28 pm

» Prior planning prevents poor plantings performance
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 2:08 am

» Tomato Pie
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 2:03 am

» Seed Exchange: Looking for Greek Sweet Red Squash
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 1:47 am

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 10/10/2020, 6:27 pm

» Your first frost date ...had it yet?
by plantoid 10/10/2020, 8:23 am

» California - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave 10/9/2020, 2:58 pm

» What new seeds are you saving this year?
by llama momma 10/8/2020, 5:23 pm

» Squirrels again
by OhioGardener 10/7/2020, 7:50 pm

» Fire Season
by Scorpio Rising 10/4/2020, 8:24 pm

» Hello from your Mid-South Host
by sanderson 10/2/2020, 12:19 am

» Hi all!
by sanderson 10/1/2020, 11:42 pm

» Tacos
by Scorpio Rising 10/1/2020, 11:05 pm

» October Avatar: Fall Gardening
by OhioGardener 10/1/2020, 10:02 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  Kate888 on 10/7/2012, 5:23 pm

I decided to grow my four tomato plants up a string this year. I watched the front porch video about pruning the suckers off and regularly removed them through the season. I had planted them each in one square based on what others said here, but they were all over my 3x8 bed and crowding out my other plants and even out onto the ground. The branches just kept going and going. Is there something more I need to be doing? Just taking the suckers off wasn't enough. I'd like to do the stringing again, because I prefer it over a cage, but either need to give the tomatoes more room or keep them smaller. Help!
Kate888
Kate888

Female Posts : 199
Join date : 2012-02-11
Age : 55
Location : Demotte, Indiana - zone 5b

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  Hoggar on 10/8/2012, 3:42 pm

Hi Kate,

You have to keep on them and make sure you get every sucker.
its almost a daily job, I have done this for two years now and am very happy with my results. Now I actually do a thero inspection once a week top to bottom of every vine to keep up withe the new suckers. Its also the only way I can beat my wife the the bite size ripe tomatoes. Wink

This is my first year trellis.

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes SFG-08-13-11-1

and this is this years trellis.

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Sept-25-12-3
Hoggar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  Kate888 on 10/12/2012, 12:12 pm

So, the branches that stay on don't get that long? it's only the suckers that do? I felt like I got all (or nearly all) the suckers, I was checking once or twice a week.
Kate888
Kate888

Female Posts : 199
Join date : 2012-02-11
Age : 55
Location : Demotte, Indiana - zone 5b

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  Hoggar on 10/12/2012, 4:17 pm

Hi kate,
Here is a bit from the video I learned it from and a link at the bottom to the video.

when growing a tomato plant you want to have a single stem. Wait until four or five fruit bearing trusses have grown from the stem, then pinch out any additional side shoots.
grab a growing tip by the base between the thumb and forefinger, and bend it back and forth until it snaps cleanly. This should ideally be done when the shoot is young and supple. Use your fingers not a tool.

as the plant begins to mature, the lower leaves will naturally begin to yellow and wilt. This is perfectly normal, so pull these from the plant when they appear. It will keep the plant fresh, looking good, and help ward of disease.

To get the best out of the last growth of the season, it is necessary to "top" the plant. About a month before the first expected frost, or when the plant hits the roof of your greenhouse, remove the plants terminal shoot. At this point in the season, the tomatoes currently growing will have a limited time to reach maturity, so all nutrients must be directed straight to the fruit.


Excerpts from a video from Capel Manor College. UK
Video Link: How to prune tomatoes

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes TomPruning

Hoggar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  Kate888 on 10/13/2012, 2:23 pm

Thanks so much, Hoggar! I'm looking forward next season to improve my tomato pruning technique.
Kate888
Kate888

Female Posts : 199
Join date : 2012-02-11
Age : 55
Location : Demotte, Indiana - zone 5b

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  Hoggar on 10/15/2012, 10:09 am

Glad I could help.
Hoggar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  mollyhespra on 10/15/2012, 6:46 pm

I found this lady's videos really helpful. She's got a bunch of them up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJgA4n-sCE8

HTH!
mollyhespra
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 1044
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 54
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  Kate888 on 10/15/2012, 9:18 pm

@mollyhespra wrote:I found this lady's videos really helpful. She's got a bunch of them up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJgA4n-sCE8

HTH!

Thanks! That's the one I watched initially, but she never talked about pruning other than the suckers, so I wasn't sure what to do other than that.

Kate888
Kate888

Female Posts : 199
Join date : 2012-02-11
Age : 55
Location : Demotte, Indiana - zone 5b

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  camprn on 10/15/2012, 9:39 pm

@Kate888 wrote:
@mollyhespra wrote:I found this lady's videos really helpful. She's got a bunch of them up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJgA4n-sCE8

HTH!

Thanks! That's the one I watched initially, but she never talked about pruning other than the suckers, so I wasn't sure what to do other than that.

I prune below the lowest fruiting body as well as the suckers.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Pruning indeterminate tomatoes WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 58
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Pruning indeterminate tomatoes Empty Re: Pruning indeterminate tomatoes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum