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Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by Canman, May 6, 2016.
suckers pull them off or leave them on the plant???
I always pull 'em off. They just take energy from fruit production.
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.
My FIL always pulled them off and replanted them. I tried both ways and could tell no difference.
I pull them off.
Pull 'em off and so says the 'maters will be bigger.....leave 'em on and more of 'em but smaller.....or so says.....
Yabba, dabba do..........or.........yabba, dabba don't
If your bored pull them,if busy leave'em
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.
My approach exactly.
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.
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!!!
I let 1 sucker grow, double plant.
Canman, how many plants do you have?
Only six planning on four more.
I have 96, Rutgers, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Super Boy and Better Boy.
Still have a lot in the green house, free to anyone.
If you like the Krim try the Carbon, even better to me.
I'll put them on my list for next year.
I usually pull them them off and plant them to start more plants.
How big to you let them get before removing them to replant?