How Many Leaves Should I Leave on Tomato Plants?

Answer Gardeners often either start tomato seeds indoors or purchase starter plants from a nursery or greenhouse. This gives the tomato plant about a two-month head start compared to seeds that would be d... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How Many Leaves Should I Leave on Tomato Plants

Should I take the dead leaves off my plants or leave them.?

Yes you can remove dead or dying leaves. It actually helps the plant save the energy that it was using trying to save them & redirecting it to help the plant that needs that energy!!!:)

I have a leaf miner on my basil and tomato plants. Should I remove the affected leaves?

There is no dust or insecticide that can kill leaf miners..they don't actually kill the plant but can hinder it from growing as well..I pick mine off of my basil and put the leaves on something hot... Read More »

How do I cut the leaves of tomato plants?

Open a pair of scissors. Spray both sides with disinfectant spray. Place the open scissors next to the joint where the leaf meets the leaf stem. Close the scissors quickly to cut the leaves. Cut an... Read More »

Why are the leaves on my tomato plants curling up?

Tomatoes are subject to damage and destruction from disease and insects, including the common leaf roller. Damage from a leaf roller is not to be confused with a destructive plant virus that often ... Read More »