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Help with tomatoes

Hi I'm new to growing tomatoes & I have been told to grow them as a cordon. I'm not too sure what is a sucker is? I will post some pictures to give you an idea, I have grown them from seed since 13/5/20 & look really healthy. Hope you can help.


  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 671
    Take out the side shoots it's the leaves between the main leafs and main stem just nip them out with your finger.
  • So like the ones in the pictures?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,319
    You have the main stem with leaves coming from it.
    Between each leaf and the main stem a side-shoot will try and grow. It is these that need removing.
    You can pinch them out soon as they are big enough to pinch out. I wait until they're almost 1" long so I can be sure to do it properly.
    If you don't pinch out the side shoots, you'll end up with a huge sprawling bush all over the place. That's the reason behind it.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thank you for been so helpful :)
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