tomato plants


Whys and hows of tomato pruning

Beckie Fox

If you’re growing tomatoes for the first time, especially some of the delicious heritage varieties, check out “Pruning tomatoes” and "How to prune tomatoes" for tips on how to manage the vigorous vines and still have a bountiful harvest.

How to prune tomato plants

Judith Adam

Now is the time to prune tomato plants. Decide how much to prune and which suckers to let remain to mature into fruit-producing stems.

'Brandywine' tomatoes, the variety being grafted onto hardier rootstock. Photo from Stokes Seeds.

Grafted tomatoes promise hardier plants

Kat Fox

Grafted tomato plants will be available to home gardeners, who can then grow tomatoes with the vigour of specific rootstock and the taste of specific fruit.