How to Remove Tomato Suckers
We do this in order to concentrate the strength of the growing plant into one stem and the subsequent fruiting of that stem. There are several things you need to know however before you rush out and do this.
The first is that you only do this if you are staking your tomatoes. This is part of that growing system and allows you to get more tomatoes per square foot of garden than allowing plants to flop on the ground or grow in cages.
You do not remove suckers of plants growing on the ground or cages because you're looking to maximize the number of tomatoes per plant rather than per square foot of garden. So yes, if you have a small garden, you'll get more fruit if you stake than if you let your plants flop.
But here's the video on removing tomato suckers
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