Tomato Sucker EZ DIY rooting
I enjoy generating free tomato plants from the tomato plants I have growing from the seeds I kept from last year's tomatoes.. (hahaha that was a mouthful :)
I had this old pitcher leftover from a ninja that got broken instead of throwing it away I have turned it in to my rooting pitcher.
this is my easy hack to keep the stems suspended into the water and the greenery up above from falling into the water
Works pretty well..and it makes me happy to have repurposed something that was destined for the trash..and it costs a lot less than a mason jar because it was free.
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Published June 5th, 2015 7:46 AM
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Adventures In Junking on Jun 05, 2015My interest isn't the container but the cuttings - are these "suckers" that you have grown from seed or "suckers" that you have pinched off plants that you have grown from seed?
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Pamela Scruggs on Jun 07, 2015these are suckers that I cut off of plants you threw me a loop there I did not know that you could grow "suckers" from seed. some of my indeterminate plants were so Hardy and grew so tall and fast I couldn't keep up with getting out there pinching off the suckers...so they had a chance to grow pretty long. Also, when I want my indeterminate tomatoes to stop growing taller and put more energy into the existing plant I chop the top off and I reroot that and and start another plant..this gives rise to the notion that if you get five or six tomato plants going really good you can use the reroot Sucker system to propogate into 20 or 30 plants...if you really needed that if many
Katht on Sep 03, 2021
The suckers are pinched off of the mother tomato plant. You can pinch them off and strip the bottomleaves off of the sucker stem, place it in water, wait for roots then plant again for a new tomato plant. You can also leave the suckers on and the will produce fruit as well.
B.j. Baker on Mar 26, 2017confusing article,, is it about the container or the cuttings?
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Anne Hayes on Jun 06, 2018
Does it really matter? Both suggestions gave me food for thought.
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