In order to keep your tomato plant thriving and producing more food, you’ll need to train it upwards in addition to removing the suckers.
The purpose of training your tomato plant is to keep the plant from getting to heavy and falling over. As it begins to blossom and fruit, it will start to slouch.
To keep it from doing so, you’ll need to train it upwards. In a small space there are a few ways that you can do this. Regardless of which way you choose, you’ll just need some rope/string and some scissors.
On my balcony garden, I tied string about two-thirds of the way up the stem and tied the other end up the railing of the balcony. You don’t want to tie it too tight because as the plant grows, you’ll want to move the string up higher the railing.
It’s just that simple. This will help to keep the plant upright and encourage it to start growing up the railing.
What are some other ways that you can train a tomato plant in a small space?