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Article On Propagating Tomato Plants and Saving Money using Cloning

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Easy Grows It put up an article about using cloning as a cheaper and safer method of obtaining more tomato plants.  It's virtually free and terribly easy.

"How to save time and money when starting tomato plants for your garden"

Suckers, as I said, are baby tomato plants. It's like a another tomato plant growing out of the main tomato plant, which is called the mother plant. If you would snip off a decent sized sucker (six inches long or longer with a few full sets of leaves) from the mother plant and stick the bottom of the sucker in water, in a matter of three days to a couple of weeks, depending on the variety of tomato plant, you should see roots develop under and at the water line. Once they start to develop roots, those roots will grow at a very rapid rate. This is called “rooting a plant. It's also called cloning".




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