Detail pruning for fruit production
Keep your pruning tools sharp for optimum plant health and to insure that cuts heal properly.
He is the first part of two parts of a tree show. Part one covers pruning tips and part two covers making your own organic fertilizer for your fruit trees.
7/11/2008Growing Wisdom:Pruning Tomatoes
Pruning tomatoes is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do to increase fruit size and help lessen the chances of disease. First, let’s talk about which tomatoes to prune. Indeterminate (climbing) tomatoes should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results. Determinate (bush) tomatoes do not need pruning and may be grown with or without support. Now what is the difference?
The fruit of determinate tomatoes ripens within a concentrated time period. The fruit of indeterminate tomato varieties ripens over an extended period, and will continue to grow until they are affected by the first hard frost. For example, you may have purchased a container tomato plant for your patio. Typically, the tomatoes commercially available in containers are determinate and do not need pruning. However, you still should give it some support. On the other hand, the cherry tomato plant in your garden is most likely an indeterminate plant – if you don’t keep it in check, it might take over!
The basic method of pruning is to remove the suckers from the leaf axils of the tomato plant. Click here to see a video on how to prune tomatoes. The sucker is the growth that comes up between the main leader of the plant and the side branches. There are a couple of schools of thought on removing suckers. Some people remove all the suckers. Some leave the first sucker after the first set of flowers. This gives you two leaders. I do the latter.
Why are we doing this? If you remove the suckers you will have larger, sweeter, and, in my opinion, healthier tomatoes. If you leave them you will get more tomatoes, but the plant is more susceptible to disease and other health issues.
If you have not removed any suckers all season and they have grown out of control, you should be careful about taking off the entire sucker, as it could cause too much sun to hit the developing fruit. In this case remove parts of the sucker to the last set of leaves. This is called Missouri pruning, where you pinch just the tip of the sucker, letting one or two leaves remain. This gives the plant more leaves and thus more photosynthesis and aids in protecting developing fruit from sun-scald. In this case, suckers should be removed gradually, over a period of a week or more, so the plant is not shocked too much. Go To http://www.GrowingWisdom.com for over 200 more garden videos.
An artistic and minimalistic collage slide show sampled out of a bbc documentation .
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Bigger than the beefsteak is the death ?
Grösser als das BeefSteak ist der Tod !
Dave guides you through the process of pruning a Japanese maple tree.
This film takes an extensive and absorbing look at the history, growth, production, and distribution of California prunes. Starting with the immigration of Frenchman Louis Pellier, who brought the first cuttings of French prune trees to California, the film tells about how the prune industry was launched, using actors with narration instead of dialogue. Included in the film is an overview of growing and harvesting, processing, and packaging, with shots of Sunsweet workers wearing vintage uniforms while working in the plant. The prune growers then demonstrate how to turn the humble prune into many different dishes. Most interestingly prune cake and prune pie! A fun film that captures the history of prunes and California.
Rose expert Muriel Humenick shows the Sacramento Rose Society how she prunes roses January 8, 2009. Video by Scott R. Craig.
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Dave shows you how easy it is to prune a shrub rose.
What is pruning, and why does God prune us? What happens to branches that do not bear fruit? What does pruning look like? Visit http://www.christian-life-coaching.org/What does it feel like? Some quick thoughts on pruning - a Christian perspective.
Dave shows you how to prune a butterfly bush.
5/19 Pruned (John 15:1-2) If we want to be more fruitful, God is going to have to cut some things out of our lives that will hinder our growth. The encouraging word and video devotional with Minister Jeff Fannell. For more visit www.ongoodground.org Distributed by Tubemogul.
Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, shares tips on pruning and trimming trees in your yard. Also learn what season to prune and how to remove dead tree limbs. To find more outdoor home project ideas, visit http://www.Lowes.com/Videos.
Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, shares the proper techniques for trimming shrubs and pruning hedges in your yard. For more helpful tips and videos, visit http://www.Lowes.com/Videos.
For many pruning jobs, a small hand pruner will do the trick, but when the going gets tough, you'll need a hand saw. Dave shares some thoughts he has about a great hand saw from Felco.
More at http://www.treesforearth.com.au . This video goes into the pruning for timber trees.