Tomato Plants for Free: Interesting!

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Tomato Plants for Free

By Englishgardener
June 11, 2017

We were all taught to remove the lateral shoots when growing tomato plants. This is the shoot that appears in the axis between the stem and leaf, also known as axial shoot, sucker, etc. The removal of these shoots would enable the plant to put all of its energy into fruit production. We were advised to pick out and discard, but not anymore!

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jun 10, 2017 6:47 PM CST
I never knew this. What a great way to propagate Thumbs up
Vickie
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Jun 15, 2017 2:39 PM CST
Just put some suckers in water and will see what happens. Although one of them is only about 2 inches long, so it may struggle.
Vickie
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lwallace747
Jun 17, 2017 4:38 AM CST
After many years of raising Tomatoes, I read about this recently. I now have several good-sized plants that I have grown from suckers. Most will root within 7 to 12 days but occasionally some just will not.

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