By Hannah Twietmeyer
When it comes to gardens, there’s a big difference between lush and overgrown greenery. Sure, those of us with green thumbs may be able to slightly manipulate how a plant grows, but it’s not often that everything planted will stay neat and tidy as it matures. When it comes to tomatoes, knowing how to best care for the plant—and how to keep it under control—is essential to growing a successful crop of plump, juicy tomatoes. This involves pruning, among other tomato-growing tips.
The process is more than just shaping the landscaping bushes around your house; pruning is when a gardener selectively cuts off unwanted or overgrown parts of a plant, promoting healthy plant growth. But before you pick up your pruning shears and start snipping off stems, take some advice from us and set aside time to learn the details on pruning tomato plants.