Growing out of control
Thanks for writing. The problem with pruning your tomatoes, cucumbers, and cantaloupes is that you'll get less produce from them if you cut them back. But you can certainly prune them without fear of killing them --- you can cut back the main stem, if you wish (it will encourage the growth of sideshoots), or remove some of the sideshoots so the main stem keeps growing. Either way works.
---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com
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