Spotting Suckers: How to Prune Your Tomato Plant

We’re back with another beginner gardening tip from the CWB garden. I love being able to share the little gardening tips I’ve learned along the way in the few years I’ve been doing this. Today’s tip was inspired by a conversation I had with a good friend who’s been working somewhat dispassionately on her garden since she bought her house a few years back. She was convinced she had a black thumb and pulled me back into her garden with tons of questions about her plants.

One plant had weird little orange bugs (I think they were aphids even though I’ve never seen orange aphids before), the tomato plants weren’t flowering, and a few others were hanging on by a thread. She was hoping to get a decent tomato crop this year, and when I asked her if she’d been pulling off the suckers, she had no idea what I was talking about. I realized that not everyone troubleshoots gardening issues as obsessively as Loren and I do (we had a disastrous first year of attempting to grow tomatoes and were a little bit ridiculous about making sure to get it right last year), and that simple tips like this could do new gardeners some good. Videos are simple, so I started a series on gardening tips. My first one shows you how to make your basil plants last longer. Check it out!

Spotting Suckers pruning tomato plants

Gardening Tips Series: Spotting Suckers 

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