How Can I Control The Height Of Tomatoes Without Hurting Them?
Q: Last year I planted tomatoes but they grew to fifteen feet long. Can I cut them back to control height without hurting the tomatoes?
A: It would be better to plant tomatoes that limit their height naturally. Look on the label this spring for “determinate ” tomatoes. Since determinate tomatoes typically go to a certain height, produce fruit, and then fade away, it might be best to have two or three plantings spaced about three weeks apart.