Remove the shoots begin 2-3 weeks after the seedlings were planted in the open ground. If you are late, and the shoots have time to grow, you must break down all the excess, otherwise the harvest will have to wait a very long time.
Stepchildren should not pull, as this can damage the hive, they need it to break down. To the wound on the plant is quickly dried and they did not get an infection, it is best to remove the shoots by day, in hot Sunny weather.
The process of removing laterals depends on the type of tomato and what result you want to get in the end. If you need small fruits in large quantities, it is not necessary to remove all the shoots, but if you want to get an early harvest – all is safely villevaude stepchildren.
Tall varieties of tomatoes should not only get rid of the stepchildren, but also pinch. To stop the growth of plants, remove top.