Pruning tomato blossoms

Time to prune off your tomato blossoms!

There aren’t enough warm days in the season for blossoms to set fruit, grow and mature EVEN IF you had planned to harvest them green and let them ripen in the house.

So get the blossoms off and let your plant direct it’s energy into ripening the fruit that’s already on your plant.

The exception? Cherry tomatoes. I don’t prune those blossoms. They are my daily snacking plants so I just let them keep producing for as long as the season allows and then I pop the plants into the compost.