How to Prune Your Tomato Plants Like an Expert

If you answered yes to any of these questions then “pruning indeterminate tomatoes” should be on your garden task list this year. Plants being attacked by tomato diseases is one of the biggest struggles I hear from fellow gardeners during the summer. Pruning your tomato plants thins out the foliage to introduce more air flow and sunlight, which can help with disease issues. As the season progresses, tomato plants often turn into an impenetrable jungle which can swallow up small children, family pets, and trusty garden tools. I haven’t seen my sister in three weeks, ever since I sent her out to pick some tomatoes for a dinner salad… harvesting tomatoes after pruning the plants This jungle can contain lots of tomatoes hidden within its tangle, many of which never see the sunlight and therefore won’t ripen in a timely manner. If you’ve had trouble with tomatoes that take forever to ripen to a juicy red, they might not be getting enough sunlight. Pruning will help with that. And let’s be honest, it’s much more pleasant to harvest tomatoes from a plant that’s neat and tidy, not one that’s sprawling and climbing all over the garden. When you think about…

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5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes in Containers – Garden Tips
Growing Tomatoes in Containers

5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes in Containers – Garden Tips

Growing tomatoes in pots levels the home garden playing field, bringing a crop of homegrown maters within reach for almost anyone, regardless of real estate. That’s because you can grow tomatoes in pots just about anywhere you have a sunny spot, whether it’s on a deck, driveway, balcony, rooftop, fire escape, or somewhere else. Craving garden fresh tomatoes, but don’t have space for a garden? Consider growing your tomatoes in containers! You may have heard that getting a good crop off your container grown tomatoes can be difficult. Sometimes the plants won’t produce many tomatoes, and the ones you do get can be watery and lack flavor. If you’ve ever experienced these problems, then you are not alone! Tomatoes can be one of the more challenging plants to grow in containers, but here are a few tips that will increase your yield and allow you to enjoy your own delicious homegrown tomatoes this year. Before we dive in, I want to mention two very important things. First, whether you grow tomatoes in containers or in the garden, make sure you pick a good location where they will get at least 6 hours of sun per day. Tomatoes placed in too…

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