Tomato Plants

Should I Trim Yellow, Dead or Dying Leaves on My Tomato Plants? added on June 11, 2011 | Answered

This is my first time growing tomatoes. I just trimmed off some yellow, and a few dead or dying leaves. I hope this was not a mistake. The plants are doing great. This week some leaves started to turn and a few were dead, well browning, due to rubbing on the fence. Please tell me I didn't hurt them. Trimmed very little.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Answered on June 13, 2011

I always trim the bottom yellowing leaves. I also trim bottom leaves that turn downward.I don't know if this is the right thing to do, but my history has been that bottom yellow or downward turning leaves never produce.As Pink posted,often a sucker will appear.I've tried to leave the sucker, but it never seems to do well.

Was this answer useful?
Answered on June 12, 2011

No this won't hurt them I do it all the time and a helpful hint when the leaves y off and a new leaf starts to grow in the middle of the y pinch it off as your plant will turn into a jungle it will still produce even if you don't but I found if you do that it helps them ripen better, hope you enjoy them

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Tomato Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.