How to prune early season tomatoes
Left on their own, tomatoes will grow into shrubby, multi-stemmed plants that topple under the weight of their fruit. Fruit and foliage are more prone to attack by pests and disease when they’re sprawled on the ground. Pruning and using plant supports can help create healthier, more productive tomato plants.
Benefits of Pruning Tomato Plants
It keeps plants compact and prevents sprawl.
Makes it easy to support plants using tomato ladders and other supports.
It increases air circulation between plants, therefore reducing risk of disease.