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Tomato growers??

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by Canman, May 6, 2016.

  1. Canman

    Canman Distinguished Poster

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    suckers pull them off or leave them on the plant???
     
  2. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene Distinguished Poster

    I always pull 'em off. They just take energy from fruit production.
     

  3. rebel4ever

    rebel4ever I'll Play Dixie If I Want To MSGO Supporter

    Some people who grow them for a living pinch them off, some of them leave them on. My daddy would pull some off and root them for more plants. I've tried it both ways, can't tell the difference.
     
  4. mascott

    mascott Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    :yeah: My FIL always pulled them off and replanted them. I tried both ways and could tell no difference.
     
  5. idriller

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  6. Blondie70

    Blondie70 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Pull 'em off and so says the 'maters will be bigger.....leave 'em on and more of 'em but smaller.....or so says.....
     
  7. mascott

    mascott Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Yabba, dabba do..........or.........yabba, dabba don't
     
  8. Mesquite

    Mesquite Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    If your bored pull them,if busy leave'em:)
     
  9. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    I pull some off if I get around to it, but if not, I don't sweat it.

    I rarely root suckers that I pinch off because I am already overrun with tomato plants and tend to plant them too close together anyway.
     
  10. Jarhead5811

    Jarhead5811 Rational Anarchist MSGO Supporter

    :yeah: My approach exactly.
     
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  11. sand_man

    sand_man Grouchy Old Fart MSGO Supporter

    When you buy or raise plants from seeds remember when you plant them pick all the lower leaves off and put 2/3 of the plant in the ground. This will make bigger roots and a stronger plant. I have plants 4 ft tall already and golf ball sized tomatoes.
     
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  12. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Canman, We have always pulled them off except at the end of the plants life we would let a few get 3 or 4 inches long. Then cut them and roll the stem in root growth hormone and plant in good soil. This way you have tomatoes all year. Have had some that actually produced more and better fruit than the original plant. Lots of fun with the children while they were growing up. Now the grandson!!!
     
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  13. canebreaker

    canebreaker Distinguished Poster

    I let 1 sucker grow, double plant.
     
  14. canebreaker

    canebreaker Distinguished Poster

    Canman, how many plants do you have?
     
  15. Canman

    Canman Distinguished Poster

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    Only six planning on four more.
     
  16. canebreaker

    canebreaker Distinguished Poster

    I have 96, Rutgers, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Super Boy and Better Boy.
    Still have a lot in the green house, free to anyone.
     
  17. deadhead

    deadhead Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    If you like the Krim try the Carbon, even better to me.
     
  18. canebreaker

    canebreaker Distinguished Poster

    I'll put them on my list for next year.
     
  19. mattblake

    mattblake Distinguished Poster

    I usually pull them them off and plant them to start more plants.
     
  20. Canman

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    How big to you let them get before removing them to replant?