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Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, healthier fruit. Clipping any branches off at the bottom of the tomato plant that is reaching the ground helps to ward off insects and mostly disease, such as blights and wilts.
Pruning Tomatoes. Detailed article tells you which types you want to prune and gives great graphics on how to do it. Pruning your tomato plants will allow for better fruit production, and really is pretty simple. It takes longer to read the article than to prune your plants. If you want to cut to the chase - go straight to the 3rd page of the article.