Should I Trim the Lower Branches of My Tomato Plant?

Remove the branches on a tomato plant that grow below the lowest set of flower clusters to force energy towards fruit production. Trim off sucker branches that form below the lowest set of flower clusters to prevent a leggy structured plant.

Keywords: trim tomato branches, prune tomato plants, remove tomato suckers

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Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 2000. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on topics including cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.