Tomato Pruning and Tomato Diseases

By on July 15, 2011

In this video, Tricia shares her tips on pruning tomatoes, and treating common tomato diseases.

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Hi Tricia,

Just wanted to let you know I found the tomato pruning video quite helpful in identifying past problems that I hope won’t plague me this year. : )

A little curious about your recommendation of Monsanto’s Actinovate. I don’t buy their stuff if I can help it.

Posted by Edward Spencer on Jun. 07, 2017 at 6:02:44 PM

Edward, We no longer carry Actinovate, but the active ingredient was a beneficial microorganism. You can find many other products on our website that takes care of soil born and foliar diseases.

Posted by Suzanne at on Jun. 08, 2017 at 10:57:29 AM


Great video about pruning tomato plants. Now I understand why my plants died after (over) pruning. Now I know about fruit needing suncover shade. Now I know Which varieties to prune and which not to prune. Thank you after 50 years of growing garden tomatoes. I’ve never read that information elsewhere.

Posted by Hamlin on Jul. 07, 2017 at 9:48:38 AM

Hamlin, really glad the video helped. That is the wonderful thing about gardening, we can learn something from others every day.

Posted by Suzanne at on Jul. 10, 2017 at 10:30:21 AM


This year, I am having a major problem with something eating the tips of the branches on my tomato plants. I have looked for tomato worms, but there are none on my plants.  This morning, one of the almost-ripe tomatoes was sucked dry—just the skin was left hanging on the vine and another greenish tomato had a big bite taken out of it.  Any ideas on what could be causing this to happen and recommendations for what I could do to save my tomato plants?

Posted by Dee on Jul. 15, 2017 at 1:26:24 PM

Dee, it is very difficult, if not impossible to diagnose the problem without seeing the plant or the damaged fruit. I suggest to take it to a local master gardener or a good local nursery and they could possibly help with the diagnosis.

Posted by Suzanne at on Jul. 17, 2017 at 9:00:29 AM

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