How do i restart tomato plant from tops of my old tomato plant?

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I am wanting to know if the healthy green tops of my tomato plants can be cut off n with root starter applied to bottom of the stem, grow me new tomato plants that produce me with more tomatoes?

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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 30, 2018

    Tomato plants are not perennials, you would be better off if you plant a few seeds if your plant is an heirloom tomato. The plants only last so long before they start dying off. You could always give it a try and perhaps it will root itself and last longer.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 30, 2018

    I have not tried this but I have read that if you cut out the suckers and plant them, they will grow.

  • OceeB OceeB on Sep 30, 2018

    Seeds from your favorite tomatoes are the best way to go per my mom.. she had little envelopes of seeds laying around of things that she liked every summer :)

  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 30, 2018

    Hi Coo. I'm Cindy. I have been gardening practically all my adult life. I have never heard of starts from the tops. I do know that you can plant a tomato plant up to the top. Everything else is under the soil. The big difference is that the root system is intact. To start a new tomato plant you should have seeds or roots. Best wishes.

  • Believer123 Believer123 on Oct 01, 2018

    You can root them any part of a tomato plant and it will grow & produce.