Reroot Tomato Suckers as New Plant

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.
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September 20, 20150 found this helpful
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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!

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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.

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July 18, 20170 found this helpful

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

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