Pruning is not totally necessary. However, if you want taller, stronger, plants and huge fruits you will need to prune excess vines that start to form where the leaf meets the main stem. Pruning tomato plants is a very important part of your tomato growing experience. It is something that must be done carefully. Pruning is done in order for the plant to use more energy on the fruit during the growing stage, rather than wasting it on the leaves and branches that are no longer beneficial. Pruning is a technique for gardeners to get rid of the unproductive and damaging leaves and branches. It also increases the yield of the tomato plant and helps to reduce diseases.
Poor pruning or incorrect pruning can ruin the tomato growing experience. It is important to follow these tips for pruning tomato plants to grow them successfully and to have a plentiful harvest. When pruning the plants, it is best to use sharp and good quality cutters to make clean cuts and to ensure it won’t cause damage to the plant when pruning.