Prune Cherry Tomato Plant Early to Strengthen Stem

This photo shows how your Cherry Tomato plant should look after it has had its first pruning.

Pruning plants strengthens the main stem and helps the plant branch out (rather than grow straight up). A strong plant with many branches will be able to bear the weight of many tomatoes and peppers without tipping over or breaking. Pruning also ensures that all plants get enough light for optimal growth.