Growing tomatoes is easy and makes fun and sense for many home gardeners, probably including you. And with a little effort, you’ll be enjoying plenty of delicious red fruit this coming summer. But if you are not sure how to grow, care for or use your tomatoes, then you have come to the right place. In today’s post, we shed some light on tomato maxing out – what it is, why and how you should do it. Just keep reading…
Tomato plant pruning guide for beginners
Tomatoes from your own garden
Cut out tomatoes – What does that mean?
Pinching is a simple process of using your fingers to remove excess side shoots so the plant puts its energy into growing a single stem with fewer branches and larger fruit. You can also cut off the top of the main stem (or growth tip) to keep the tomato plant from growing too tall.
Recognize stinginess and use it properly
What if you don’t exhaust the tomatoes in your garden?
If you don’t over-maximize your tomatoes, they will form a large number of flowers on a large amount of leaves, taxing the plants’ energy reserves, resulting in poor harvest quality and being difficult to maintain. Pinching involves supporting a single stalk with a stick or string and allowing buds to grow throughout the season. The result is multiple, high-quality harvests.
How can man a tomato plant exhaust?
Pinch off the side shoots that grow between the vertical main stem and the infructescence. “What is an infructescence?” we hear you ask. The panicles grow out of the main trunk like branches and bear the fruit.
You can also trim the top of the main stem (the vertical stem of the tomato) to prevent the tomato plant from growing too tall.
Tomatoes should not be missing in a vegetable garden
When should you stopstingyen begin?
In the case of side shoots, wait until the first flowers appear on an infructescence. From this point on, you should regularly pinch out, as it is easier to remove young side shoots than chunky, older shoots. Just check the plant every week or every time you water.
If you want to shorten the main shoot, wait until you have at least four pods. You can also prune the plant when it has reached the desired height, e.g. B. at the top of the greenhouse or support stick. This work must be done carefully to avoid damage.
The side shoots are unnecessary for the tomato plants
You should remove the side shoots from all tomatoesstingyen?
The short answer is no. Check the back of your seed packet to see if your tomatoes are indeterminate (also called cordon) or definite (shrub) varieties. It is very important to recognize this early on as different tomato varieties require different care.
Strains like ‘Tornado’ and ‘Tumbler’ grow compact and bushy by nature – any thinning of this type will result in lower yields, so it’s important to preserve the foliage as much as possible.
Unidentified tomato plants such as ‘Gardener’s Delight’ and ‘Ferline’ grow as tall, single-stemmed plants supported by canes. Squeezing is a must for them.
Other varieties such as Roma and Rutgers also need to be pinched, but grow shorter.
This gardening is done by hand
How to Make Tomatoesstingy – brief instructions and tips
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Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch the small shoot between the main shoot and one of the pods of fruit to release it. You can also clip it if that’s easier for you.
Use your fingers rather than pruning shears as this will make it easier for the tomato to form scar tissue over the wound and prevent disease from entering. In addition, scissors can spread diseases from one plant to another, which can destroy an entire crop with just a few cuts.
It is also advisable to make the cut in the morning, as the plant is then fuller and the side shoots tear off more easily.
Better leave the pruning shears aside
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Cut the top of the main stem (the growing tip) on a pair of leaves above the highest truss. This stops the plant from growing taller and diverts its energy into producing tasty fruit.
Pinching tomatoes is by no means difficult or complicated
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There are two main mistakes you can make when picking tomatoes:
Pinching out a trunk instead of a side shoot
The panicles bear the fruit of the tomato plant. So if you pinch the trusses, you won’t get any fruit! Make sure you only pinch the side shoots that grow between the panicle and the main stem.
Pinch out the side shoots in Busch varieties
Shrub varieties (so-called determinate varieties) were bred as compact plants with a dense tangle of stems and fruits. Don’t skimp on them under any circumstances, otherwise you will drastically reduce your harvest.
In the following video you will find detailed information on the subject
Enjoy a bountiful harvest!
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