Tomato Pruning

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Old 10-14-03, 07:12 PM
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Question Tomato Pruning

Folks;
Since I'm new to all this growing vegatables I read as much
as possible. My problem is I confuse myself. When pruning
tomato plants how do you tell the difference between a node
and a sucker? I had some luck this year thanks to DIY but
I still had a jungle. I want to be ready next season so i need to know how to prune. Is there any good books with pictures you
could recomend. Thank you in advance

RON
 
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Old 10-14-03, 07:35 PM
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If you put them in a cage, you don't have to deal with the suckers.

Anyway, here is a link to a brochure that shows what a sucker looks like on the plant.

http://www.uvm.edu/extension/4h/gree...nesummer02.pdf

There is lots of good stuff on tomatoes.

http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pubs/ask/tomatoe_qa.html

http://www.taunton.com/finegardening/pages/g00031.asp

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 10-17-03, 08:55 PM
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Wrong!!!! Caged tomatoes do in fact grow suckers. Its a natural function of the plant. Just pinch or trim them out as described
 
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Old 10-17-03, 09:30 PM
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Wrong!!!! Caged tomatoes do in fact grow suckers.
That is not what I said. Check the links for further information.
 
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