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Beginner Vegetables: To prune or not to prune Marglobes

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ginijong
oranjestad
Aruba

April 11, 2007
2:45 PM

Post #3379748

My Marglobe tomato plant is setting flowers and has 1 fruit.
My question is:Can I prune it while it is setting flowers or DO I prune a Marglobe as I have been told NOT to prune a determinate tomato.
I was on vacation for 2 weeks and now the plant got very big and wide.
Do I leave them just like that?

Thank you in advance,..

Gini
Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 12, 2007
9:01 PM

Post #3384663

Gini...WELCOME to the site!

I would not prune it (and am wondering why you are thinking about doing so).

I'm not familiar with your weather conditions but think you are in a very warm area (?). I think you are safe letting the plant do as it will...pruning will not help it in any way.

Enjoy! Holler back and let us know how it goes!

Shoe
ginijong
oranjestad
Aruba

April 13, 2007
11:35 AM

Post #3386453

I wanted to prune it because it is growing very big and is hanging on the ground,..
Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2007
11:48 AM

Post #3386493

I tend to trim the lower branches to keep them off the ground, so yes...you could definitely trim those off. If it is your upper branches that are hanging down low to the ground I'm sure you could trim the ends of them without causing any damage. Is there any way to cage the plant though, to support the limbs and get them off the ground?

Shoe
ginijong
oranjestad
Aruba

April 13, 2007
12:41 PM

Post #3386669

I have staked them already,..and here (Aruba) they don't sell cages.Everything is very limited here,,we are a very small island of 100.000 and with only 2 plant stores.

I will trimp the upper and lower branches..Thank you again..
ginijong
oranjestad
Aruba

April 13, 2007
1:54 PM

Post #3386966

This is my First Tomato ..So proud!!

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Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2007
7:16 AM

Post #3389254

Congrats! Marglobe is a great tomato!

Shoe

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