Last Saturday I taught a vegetable class on Organic Pest and Disease Control for Home Grown New Mexico. It was held at Milagro Community Garden. Part of the class was how to trim your tomato plants to help thwart soil-born fungal diseases like Early Blight. Most people don’t trim their tomato plants enough in the beginning. Here is a video I found from Vegetable Gardener site that shows exactly how to do it. Don’t be wimpy about it-trim them all the way up to the first blossoms. As a preventative, I will spray Serenade organic fungicide on all the leaves both on top and underneath about every 10 days. Doing all this should get your tomatoes off to a healthy start. Here’s a link to the video.
I am embarassed that I did not know about this pruning of tomatoes and I am in my third season of growing.
branches will be falling this morning!
How did the pruning go? Did ya give them a good haircut?!