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Staking Tomato Plants

Staking Tomato Plants

Staking tomato plants and removing  suckers for better plant health and production to me is part of growing big red ripe juicy tomatoes. See the picture to recognize a sucker. These sucker branches grow smaller inferior fruit. By removing these sucker stems the plant puts more energy into the other fruit. Just pinch them out while they are still small and watch your plant go.

staking tomato plants
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There is nothing like the smell of a home grown tomato and making sure they bear a large amount of fruit depends on how much help we are able to give the plant. If you want a bumper crop with large tomatoes watch how he picks out the suckers. I am about to go out and remove the sucker on my plants and tie them to the stakes with the strips of t-shirt I cut up last night while I was watching a movie.

staking tomato plants

You tie the cloth loosely around the plant and them attach it to the stake. The reason to use cloth is so you don’t cut or damage the stem. On a windy day wire can cut into the stem and may damage or break it. You do not want to lose your hard earned crop.
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