If you grow tomatoes, you've probably heard about pruning them, or pinching out the suckers. But where does a sucker grow on a tomato plant? And how do you go about pruning? And, is it really necessary in the first place?
The fact is, certain types of tomatoes respond very well to judicious pruning. Pinching back your tomato plants is one of those garden tasks that doesn't take much time, but can get out of hand if you let it go too long.
I've written an article about pruning tomatoes that lays the entire process out for you: what to prune, how to do it, and why. If you're growing tomatoes this summer, and need to keep them controlled because of space limitations, this is definitely something you might want to try.