2010年7月26日月曜日

freebie tomato plant method

We got a tip from a neighbour and tried it out and waddaya know- it works!

When you grow tomatoes you pick off all the branches that grow out of the plants armpits. This encourages the tomatoes to grow up and not out.

Well, turns out those hardy cuttings are being wasted!

Neighbour up the road said we should stick them back in the soil.

We looked a little disbelieving but gave it a go:


Waddaya know!

Free tomato plants! It will be interesting to see if they mature and fruit like their parent plants.

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

That's genius honestly. I'm wondering if you'll yield any tomatoes from it too. I bet you will. If you do get any tomatoes, could you update. I'm curious.

Vicky さんのコメント...

I have been doing that since the tomatoes were planted in the spring. I have three armpit plants and two of them have flowers and small fruit on them now!