Purple Cherokee and black vernissage tomato

How to Prune Tomatoes

Are you tired of the tangled mess of your indeterminate (they keep growing) tomatoes? Those little round tomato cages just don’t hold up to my heirloom giant tomatoes and plants! If you are wondering if there is another way, check out our video that shows how we grow our plants in our greenhouse.

We use string (baling twine) and hang from the top of our greenhouse. Then, just loosely wrap the bottom end around your young tomato stalk and tie. As the stem grows, wrap it around the string, so it grows vertically. Finally, prune the suckers off of the plant. It will produce larger tomatoes and you can plant more tomatoes in your location by training them to grow vertically.