How to Get New Tomato Plants From Already Growing Plants

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How to Get New Tomato Plants From Already Growing Plants
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Use tomato already growing -- if you don't have any ask gardener friend or buy overgrown plant at garden store.

Use tomato already growing -- if you don't have any ask gardener friend or buy overgrown plant at garden store.

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Find a sucker. A sucker is a branch growing between two branches. They zap energy from plant so it helps plants to remove them. Suckers do not have flowers.

Find a sucker. A sucker is a branch growing between two branches. They zap energy from plant so it helps plants to remove them. Suckers do not have flowers.

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Remove by snipping off with scissors.

Remove by snipping off with scissors.

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The cut sucker - it's about 4 - 5 inches long.

The cut sucker - it's about 4 - 5 inches long.

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Shot glass or any small vessel that can hold water can be used.

Shot glass or any small vessel that can hold water can be used.

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Fill glass with water. Add tomato sucker stems.

Fill glass with water. Add tomato sucker stems.

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They may wilt first few days but will develop roots in a week to 10 days. Change water if it gets cloudy. Add water if level drops.

They may wilt first few days but will develop roots in a week to 10 days. Change water if it gets cloudy. Add water if level drops.

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Roots!  Notice little nubs? You can plant to depth above them.  I will remove that lower leaf before final planting.

Roots! Notice little nubs? You can plant to depth above them. I will remove that lower leaf before final planting.

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Make hole bigger than rootball in the soil.

Make hole bigger than rootball in the soil.

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Plant and carefully add soil to completely cover roots. Soil level can be half inch above or even higher.  I use cheap potting soil--the one without added fertilizer.

Plant and carefully add soil to completely cover roots. Soil level can be half inch above or even higher. I use cheap potting soil--the one without added fertilizer.

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Water in. gently. I use squeeze bottle for a few days. I also water with 1/2 strength diluted "miraculous-grow" solution.

Water in. gently. I use squeeze bottle for a few days. I also water with 1/2 strength diluted "miraculous-grow" solution.

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Here's your plant. Plant in ground or 5 gallon container after plant has rooted more in soil, 2 - 3 weeks. These plants grow fast so you could get a tomato crop in 60 days.

Here's your plant. Plant in ground or 5 gallon container after plant has rooted more in soil, 2 - 3 weeks. These plants grow fast so you could get a tomato crop in 60 days.

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