If you’re like I was, you may not even know anything about tomato pruning and “suckers”. For years I put plants in the ground, topped it with a cage and waited for it to do it’s thing. I’ve grown so much and I’m here to tell you what I’ve learned.
Pruning tomato plants can maximize the number, size and flavor of the tomatoes… most of the time. Before the plant begins producing flowers, it puts its energy into producing stems and leaves. Soon little side shoots called suckers begin to emerge.