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Growing Tomatoes From Cuttings

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Did you know you can grow tomatoes from cuttings too?
Tomatoes belong to the nightshade plant family. There is a unique thing about nightshade plants: they grow roots along the stem, any stem.
You can snip the suckers off with your finger and there you have a cutting.
But a single leaf will do too. Just cut them gently off not to damage the plant.

To see more: http://northernhomestead.com/how-to-grow-tomatoes-from-cuttings

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Mar 11, 2014

    I'm surprised more people don't do this. Texas A&M says the cutting should have three leaves for nourishment.

  • Kristen
    Kristen Apex, NC
    on Mar 15, 2014

    I have been gardening for over 40 years and never considered this. I will have to try it this year. Thanks.

    • NorthernHomestead
      NorthernHomestead Canada
      on Mar 16, 2014

      @Kristen you are welcome. Some things are so easy that we do not even thing about it ;)

  • Donna Jean O
    Donna Jean O Port Saint Lucie, FL
    on Mar 15, 2014

    Thank you, I just ran out into my small garden and got 6 cuttings for the spring!! Love this!

    • NorthernHomestead
      NorthernHomestead Canada
      on Mar 16, 2014

      @Donna Jean O It looks like you will have many tomatoes :) Happy gardening!

  • Kathy Milam
    Kathy Milam Richlands, NC
    on Mar 16, 2014

    Last summer I was trying to garden with a broken ankle, so I was a little clumsy with the tomatoes sometimes. Anytime I knocked or snipped a piece of plant off by mistake I just put that part in the soil and watered it. I got an extra 6 plants from my "oops" moments and extended my growing season a little.

    • Kathy Milam
      Kathy Milam Richlands, NC
      on Apr 9, 2014

      @NorthernHomestead Without a doubt! Most of what I know about gardening came from learning what NOT to do :)

  • Rosanne
    Rosanne Atlanta, GA
    on Mar 20, 2014

    I feel like I'm cheating when I take the lower branches and root them and get new plants! the best time to do this is early summer, so that there is time for tomatoes to grow and ripen.

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