Should I trim a tomato plant?


I planted a tomato plant in a pot. .it has grown really big and bushy .it has a lot of small tomato and blooms on it .my brother thinks I should trim the plant because the leaves are hiding the sun. .he said would take a long time for tomato to ripen. .would it hurt the plant if I did ? I have never done it before. .Thanks. .

  4 answers
  • Leave the plant alone. Nature knows what to do. Where I live, I have to shade the entire plant because it is scorching hot and the fruit will get a sunburn. If you want to appease your brother, do it on a couple of blooms and see what happens.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 26, 2019

    The only thing you need to remove are the Suckers that are in the crotch of the tomato limbs.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jun 26, 2019

    No don’t trim add some miracle grow and just water every day

    • Betty Betty on Jun 27, 2019

      Thanks I have been giving it miracle Gro. .never had one this big before. .I will have a lot of tomato when they ripen. .

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 27, 2019

    you can freeze tomatoes whole, and add to soups as needed.

    • Betty Betty on Jun 27, 2019

      Thanks will try that. .no more canning for me. .