Beyond "Knee High by the 4th of July"

An experiment in vegetable gardening

Take That, Sucker!

June 29th, 2012

My friend Margaret came by this morning to see my garden and lucky for me, gave me a lesson in “suckering” my tomatoes while she was here.  She showed me how to pinch out the sucker that grows in the base of the “V” that is formed by the stem and a branch.  This bit of pruning diverts the energy and nutrients that would have gone to the suckers to the formation of the fruit.  My “Better Boy” and “Juliet” had gotten a bit unruly of late so a little suckering will hopefully make them a little more manageable and encourage them to produce bigger, better and more beautiful tomatoes.  Thanks, Margaret!!

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Beyond "Knee High by the 4th of July"

An experiment in vegetable gardening