Tomato Season Update: Pruning Suckers and Poor Production

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    Tomato season will soon be here! On the latest You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath discusses ‘pruning suckers’ from your plants, and considers the curious case of the suddenly unproductive bed. Plus, your fabulous phone calls!

    Question of the Week:

    I’m getting my garden plans together and was wondering if you recommend pruning the shoots that grow from leaf nodes on tomatoes? I’ve heard that doing so will limit production but allow better circulation of air and may help with fungus issues. What’s your feeling about this?
    —Hank in Ambler, PA

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