Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Tomato Plant Cuttings

Taking a cutting from a tomato plant is easy and will produce another plant that when its roots take, will be growing strongly in no time!

  • Remove the side shoot from a tall variety or one of the many shoots that grow on a bush plant that is about 3 or 4 inches in length.
  • Leave just two leaves on the cutting so that it won't need to support too many leaves.
  • Plant in seed compost and keep in a warm shaded place making sure the compost doesn't dry out. 
  • If the cutting starts to wilt give a spray/mist with water.
  • The roots should form in about two weeks.

This is a great way to gain more plants, you'll also find that it will produce flowers more quickly than a similar size plant grown from seed.

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