Vegetables and Fruit forum: cutting back summer tomato plants

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Name: Ann
East Texas
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metmat
Jul 21, 2015 6:07 PM CST
How much do I cut back my heirloom tomato plants so that they might regrow and produce in the fall?

Thank you!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 21, 2015 7:44 PM CST

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We cut them all the way down, as close to the ground as possible but we always leave a few leaves because it seems to help the plant regrow better that way.
Name: Ann
East Texas
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metmat
Jul 21, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Thank you for your reply, Dave.
I had relistened to podcast #66, I think, when you and Trish were discussing this. I just wanted to make sure I understood about cutting the plant so far back.
Thanks again for
All Things Plants!
Ann

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