Tomato cuttings

This Black Cherry tomato has outgrown its stake. Time for some pruning and maybe take a cutting:

Part of the top growth pruned out:

The bit that was cut off:

Side leaf and leaf axil shoot removed, also a cluster of flower buds. Finished cutting on the left:

The cutting in a mix of 2 perlite/1 cocopeat:

Taking cuttings from mature tomato plants is an easy way to get new, instant plants without having to wait for seed to germinate and grow on.

4 Responses to “Tomato cuttings”

  1. Phoebe Says:

    Great idea! I’ll keep that in mind when mine get unruly!


  2. Frogdancer Says:

    Hmmm… eyeing off my Amish Paste…


  3. shanegenziuk Says:

    Wow that is fantastic, I didn’t know you could do that with tomato.
    Will definitely be giving that a try.


  4. The F. Relic Says:

    Thanks Foodnstuff…..forgot about cuttings. Timely reminder.


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