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Homegrown/Homemade: How to Prune Tomatoes

Danielle Sherry, Sarah Breckenridge, and Robyn Doyon-Aitken. Videography by Gary Junken. Edited by Cari Delahanty
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Welcome to Homegrown, Homemade. I’m a cook who needs some help in the garden and Fine Gardening‘s Danielle Sherry is a gardener who needs some help in the kitchen. We’ve teamed up to show gardeners and cooks of all skill levels how get the most out of their crops from seed to plate.

Episode Two: How to Prune Tomatoes
While I was on vacation, the tomatoes had a major growth spurt, so I call Danielle in to show me how to prune the right way (that is, not too much, not too little). In this episode, Danielle also explains how suckers can compromise a healthy tomato plant and shows me how to identify and remove them in a way that doesn’t shock my plants. (A sucker is a shoot that angles out between the stem and the horizontal branches.) Watch the video to find out what Danielle means when she warns me to “watch out for the 3-Ds.” Here’s a hint: It has nothing to do with the latest summer blockbuster.

Other episodes about tomatoes
How to Plant Tomatoes How to Prune Tomatoes How to Train Tomatoes
Episode One: How to Plant Tomatoes   Episode Two: How to Prune Tomatoes   Episode Three: How to Train Tomatoes
How to Harvest Tomatoes How to Preserve Tomatoes Heirloom Tomato Napoleons
Episode Four: How to Harvest Tomatoes   Episode Five: How to Preserve Tomatoes   Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Napoleons with Parmesan Crisps

For more on growing tomatoes, see our sister site, VegetableGardener.com.

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