Follow This One Tip In Your Garden & Get A Ton Of Organic Tomatoes!

24 responses

  1. Bobbi Erdmann Lazewski
    June 21, 2012

    Awesome article ! Thank you

  2. Carol Ann James
    June 21, 2012

    Instead of discarding the suckers you can pop them in pots of potting soil and growm on as new plants. I got 6 plants off 1 I bought this year and all are doing very well! I got the idea from The Wisconsin Vegetable

  3. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
    June 21, 2012

    I suppose you could…thanks Carol, I will update the post :)

  4. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
    June 21, 2012

    So Carol, did you put the plants into water and allow the roots to form first, or did you plant directly into soil?

  5. cosibar
    June 25, 2012

    @LetThisMindBinU Thanks. I was aware of the suckers but didn’t know it was only for the indeterminate varieties. Great link!

  6. LetThisMindBinU
    June 25, 2012

    @cosibar Ack, I didn’t even know about determinate/indeterminate varieties. Mine are all indeterminate this year, so I’ll see what happens!

  7. cosibar
    June 25, 2012

    @LetThisMindBinU Hope so too.

  8. Cult of Kale
    June 27, 2012

    Great information! Thanks for sharing!

  9. TeresaTiarasTantrums
    June 28, 2012

    love this hint! going out to check my plants now!

  10. 4joy
    June 28, 2012

    The fact that you shouldn’t remove suckers above flowers was unknown to me…..nice pics and information… 

  11. lom8nance
    June 29, 2012

    Thank you for this information, Halle! I’m going to try it! Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

  12. CarrieCookeRaab
    July 1, 2012

      Hey Halle! Awesome tips and instructions! I was told to do this, but
    your explanation and photos helped me ‘comprehend’ the reason why.
    Thanks!! Thank you for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesday. Hope
    to see you again real soon! Blessings! Carrie

  13. apriljharris
    July 2, 2012

    This is a great tip! My late Dad shared it with me when I was a little girl, and he always managed to grow wonderful tomato crops. In fact, he and my Grandpa used to have a fun competition for who could get the first ripe tomato of the season (and it had to be seen on the plant!). Thank you for sharing this post, as removing the suckers really does make a huge difference to a good tomato crop. 

  14. AnneOchoa
    March 21, 2013

    This is an awesome , Thank you for sharing i will try this with my tomatoes this year.

  15. IvaRebeccaButler
    April 5, 2013

    Very good article on tomatoes.  Thank you so much from Georgia!

  16. Sasha
    April 24, 2014

    I can see my brown thumbs turning GREEN just from reading your blog! THANK YOU so much! I pretty much gave up on trying to start a garden… But now, I can’t wait to get out there again! But first… weeding… ugh lol

  17. ROBERT A.
    June 22, 2014

    Yes!! Excellent enlightening info about those suckers. I obviously have an indeterminate that is living an AMAZINGLY long life (10 months old now). We had a very mild fall and winter here in So. Calif so that’s got to be why. And getting those suckers off the main plant was absolutely a key assisting factor. It was planted in August 2013. It produced tomatoes September and October, but then stopped and just stayed green only until February when I was surprised to find 4 tomatoes hidden inside the foliage (like it was protecting them). Since then it has continued to stay green and sporadically branch out and produce more tomatoes. But I have no idea what kind of tomato plant it is since it came up on its own out of some free compost a guy in a neighboring city was giving way. And what’s unique is that it has cherry tomatoes, plum-looking tomatoes, salad size tomatoes, and what looks like an heirloom tomato all randomly popping up all over this plant. It’s my box of chocolates tomato plant…you never know what you’re gonna get. LOL August will be its 1-year anniversary if I make it that far… a true revelation for me of what’s possible with indeterminate-type tomatoes.

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