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This depends on the type of tomato plant. There are two main types: determinate and indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes branch and grow in a pre-determined pattern and for the most part they maintain their bush-like shape. After fruiting they are generally done for the season. Indeterminate tomato plants continue to grow as long as the weather remains suitable, and can sprawl all over the place. For this reason they are usually supported by stakes or a trellis. They branch out all over the place and need more pruning. All tomato plants get suckers, which grow from the joint between a leaf and stem. Suckers below the first blossoms should always be removed, no matter if your plant is determinate or indeterminate. On determinate tomatoes, you may not have to trim above the first blossom. Typically these plants take care of their own branching. However, if too many branches appear you might want to thin a few out. A tomato plant with 3 or 4 branches will generally produce the best yields and best tomatoes. The more branches the smaller the tomatoes. Also, the new branches use up energy which should go into the ripening tomatoes. Indeterminate tomatoes require constant pruning, because they will try to send out many new branches. Again, you want to limit the number of branches to 3 or 4.
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They flower and then the flower dies off to be replaced by the fruit (the tomato).
Pinch back new growth to make the plant bushier. Basil is a member of the mint family, so it likes good drainage and moist soil. Given moist soil, full sun, and a re…gular dose of diluted fertilizer (like compost tea) you can trim your basil plants with scissors or pinch back with your fingernails. Always trim back to a leaf node - don't leave bare stems.
Conditions Are too Good The most common reason why an apparently healthy tomato plant has no fruit, when growing outdoors, is that its soil is too fertile. Tomato pla…nts go to seed when they are stressed by slightly infertile conditions...liken this to cool-weather plants that must be protected from heat, lest THEY go to seed. Since, unlike lettuce and broccoli, we actually want tomatoes to go to seed (bear fruit), we have to take care in these ways: Be careful not to give them fertilizer with much nitrogen. It's also possible for soil to have too much nitrogen already. A third source of over-fertility is nearby legumes: Bean, pea, and clover plants host a bacteria that fixes nitrogen into the soil, and are good for planting near cucurbits (cucumbers, squash, and melons), brassica (broccoli, cabbage), and corn, but should never be grown near tomatoes or peppers. The Plant is too Still If the obviously healthy plant plant is actually blooming, but not setting fruit, then the problem is likely to not be overly fertile soil, but overly still air. If the air is extremely still (no breeze) for weeks at a time, or you are growing tomatoes indoors, you can get blooms that do not "set" into fruit. This is because they are not getting pollinated. Tomatoes are self-pollinating, but they need at least a light breeze, or American-native pollinators to disturb them. You can easily fix this, simply by gently shaking the entire plant (very gently) every day or two. Animals like birds visiting the plants can have a similar effect. Note that honeybees are an invasive species from the Old World, while tomato plants are native to the Americas; No plants native to the Americas need, or even can use, honeybees for pollination. Pumpkins need squash bees, tomatoes air-pollinate, corn is pollinated by birds, wind, and large American insects, et cetera. Encourage native pollinators in your garden, by including "companion plants" that will attract them, like umbellifers (queen anne's lace and parsley, for example). They are old world plants, but their flowers attract few honeybees, and are the right size for many native pollinators.
If the air is extremely still for weeks at a time, or you are growing tomatoes indoors, you can get blooms that do not "set" into fruit. This is because they are not getting p…ollinated. Tomatoes are self-pollinating, but they need at least a light breeze, or American-native pollinators to disturb them. You can easily fix this, simply by gently shaking the entire plant (very gently) every day or two. Note that honeybees are an invasive species from the Old World, while tomato plants are native to the Americas; No plants native to the Americas need, or even can use, honeybees for pollination. Pumpkins need squash bees, tomatoes air-pollinate, corn is pollinated by birds, wind, and large American insects, et cetera.
depends on what part of the grow cycle you are in. there are lots of times trimming can be beneficial look up the joy of herb growing. is a text file download, lots …of information Growing marijuana is illegal.
Pepper plants should never be trimmed. Allow them to grow as much as they want.
The only time you need to trim a tomato plant is if it is growing to tall.
Hey, Its simple . All you do is side shoot it basically you turn your garden clippers diagonal and cut it. Just be carefull not to cut the actuall tomatos lol. There you… go.
The easiest way to trim strawberry plants for the winter is to mow them with your lawn mower. This can be done anytime after harvest and before frost.
you put the plant in the ground
You only trim them if they are too large for your growing area. Otherwise you must wait until the end of their growing cycle, which is usually 3 - 5 months from seed to finish…ed flowering, varied by strain.
Tomatoes are easy to grow from a plant. The main things the plant needs are good, loose soil, water, sunshine, and more sunshine. A great way to get good soil is to throw you…r autumn leaves onto the ground where you plan to plant the tomato. Leave the leaves there all winter so that their nutrients will be absorbed by the soil. It is a good rule of thumb to wait till there is no more chance of the ground freezing before planting anything. Once there is no more chance of the ground freezing, remove the leaves from the soil. The leaves will be wet and full of worms, so it is not a pleasant task, but the results in the soil are well worth it. Always return every stray worm to the earth. Next, plant your tomato plants. Plant them a good two feet away from each other, for tomato bushes grow big. While the plants are still small, put tomato cages around each one. Now you will have to wait for some time before anything seems to happen. Like every plant, tomatoes need water. It is good to check the soil around the plants everyday. If it is moist or wet, leave it alone. But if it is dry, water it generously. When you water tomatoes, always put the hose or the water pitcher right at the base of the plant's stem so that the water goes directly into the dirt without touching the leaves or branches of the bush. If the tomato plant is too wet for too long, it will become sickly. A sign of a healthy tomato plant is green powder from the leaves. Rub your fingers along the tops of the tomato plants; if a green powder is left on your fingers, your plant is healthy and getting plenty of sunshine. Eventually yellow flowers will blossom on the bushes. From these flowers will grow tomatoes. Although you have to wait a considerable time before the tomatoes start actually coming, once they come, they come in full force. Now you have to check the bushes for two things besides the dampness of their soil; you must also look for tomatoes and for cracked stems. Pick the tomatoes when they are ripe. If you leave a tomato for too long, it will fall prey to little rodents and insects. So it is best to check your tomatoes bushes every morning. If a tomato looks almost ready, pick it. It is better to pick a tomato a few hours early than to find it half eaten by vermin the next morning. Because tomato bushes are so thick, you will have to search through the mesh of their foliage to find the tomatoes growing on their central branches. It will take a good several minutes to completely find every tomato on a single healthy bush. Cracked stems are a problem caused by the weight of the tomatoes. A tomato bush can handle several cracked stems. But it is better to avoid cracked stems by tearing an old T-shirt into long, 1 inch wide strips. Use these strips to hold stray branches (like in a sling) and tie the ends of these strips to a horizontal bar on the tomato cage. Very large tomato bushes will grow so far beyond their cages that they will begin to fall over, taking their cages with them. In this case, hammer several tall, strong sticks into the ground and tie the bush and cage to the sticks to hold the bushes and cages upright. You may break a few stems in the process, but that is not bad if you do not break more than a few. Finally, as the tomato bushes die, remove the cages and sticks and ties. Also remove the dead tomato plants! Letting them "rot in place" or chopping them up and adding them to your tomato plot is one of the #1 ways tomato plant diseases are spread. A final note to keep in mind is that land cannot support the same plant for year after year. So it is good to let the land rest for a year every two or three years.
Yes but don't cut too much or it may wilt at the bottom