Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Get out of here Sucker!!!

Howdy and welcome to my blog.

Well if you have planted your tamaters awhile back then it just might be time to get rid of them suckers if you haven't already!

Of course, I do not mean get rid of the tamater plants but the suckers that are growing on them. 

Just a quick note:  For those of you that do not know - you can click on the pictures in all of my blogs to see a bigger image.  Unfortunately it does not apply with the videos. 

As in the picture above, Suckers (circled in grey) grow between the main growing stem and a leaf terminal.  Just pinch the sucker off with your fingers as instructed in the videos below or if you wear gloves because you don't want your hands to smell like a tamater plant then use a knife (be careful).

Why remove the suckers?  Well because as they mention in the videos it produces healthier plants, better & bigger fruit production, less competition for nutrients and better air circulation between the leaves thus reducing problems with diseases & fungi.  So, get in there and "Git rid of dem Suckers!"

But, as this next video tells you  - YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF TAMATER PLANT you have.  This is my problem now - I bought them at a shop in Satwa over a month ago now and no one at the shop could tell me anything more than that they are tamter plants.  So, I need to watch them for awhile to see if they are a Determinate or Indeterminate type of plants before I start removing suckers.  There is some other good info in this ten minute video as well.

Speaking of tamaters - here is a quick clip on the adventures of Tow Mater.

Thanks for stopping in.  Comments are welcome.


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