Add to GuideAsk a Question

Reroot Tomato Suckers as New Plant

Category Cuttings
Tomato suckers are really easy to root and expand your plant count and thus your harvest. This is a guide about reroot tomato suckers as new plant.


Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

September 15, 2015

Cut tomato suckers, bury them in garden soil with added vermiculite (which absorbs 10x its weight in water), cover with a clear juice jug with bottom cut out and no lid. Keep it watered and it will root. New plant! Now that's thrifty.

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 4


September 20, 20150 found this helpful
Top Comment

I got 45 new tomato plants from FOUR original plants, by plucking off the suckers and just sticking them in soil - only a few suckers didn't root. This extends your tomato-growing season and saves a lot of $$ because you're not buying more plants!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 23, 20150 found this helpful

I've been doing this for years. It's a good way to keep a supply of give away plants. I do let my suckers get larger than pictured here. The longer the stem, the more area to develop roots, and that means the new plant will mature earlier.


Thanks and thumbs up.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 18, 20170 found this helpful

I've done this, and the suckers have better fruit than the main plant!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
In This Guide
Home and Garden Gardening CuttingsJune 14, 2017
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2018/11/10 10:41:57 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!