The SECRET to great tomato’s
Summer will end soon, but I’ve been wanting to share the secret for GREAT tomato plants.
The secret is extremely aggressive foliage trimming.
What gardeners typically do:
Most of us plant our tomato’s, and never touch them until they are producing. What you end up with are overgrown plants (You know you do), that end up producing a bunch of fruit that you don’t even see, until you reach in and put your thumb in a big old rotten tomato.
What gardeners SHOULD do:
Aggressively trim the foliage, starting with anything that grows below the bottom layer of fruit. By cutting back the leaves so they don’t make contact with the ground, you open up the air flow to your plants. Additionally, you should cut any sucker branch’s so that your fruit is clearly exposed. By trimming back worthless foliage, your plants will have more energy to produce superior fruit! Plus, the fruit is easy to see, and right in front of you for easy picking.