This is an entry in this month’s contest “How To Grow Tomatoes; Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials”. A big reason for this contest is to have a living resource of information we can all reference in the future. Be sure to rate this article – your vote is important!
If you are as cash-strapped as I am, this may be of interest to you: when you start pruning your tomatoes of their suckers, take the largest of the prunings – at least a three-inch piece, remove most of the bottom leaves, leaving the topmost four or five leaflets. Root the piece in a small jar of water, or place in favorite rooting medium. Place in a bright spot for 6 weeks or until roots develop, and pot up. Keep indoors over Winter- watering occasionally.Plant out in the Spring. When it comes time to remove it’s suckers,you take the largest sucker and root it..Voila! Free tomato plants! The way I see it, you could keep a favorite tomato variety growing indefinitely – and all for free!
Hope this will be of some practical use to someone!
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