Bonus Tomatoes

I buy tomato sets at the greenhouse, they do a better job at seeding and nurturing until it is time to plant. However, there is often more than one plant per container; historically I would separate the plants and plant both but this year the roots were just too intertwined and separating would end up damaging both plants. With a pair of scissors, I snipped the smallest plant at soil level and put it in a small glass of water.

Extra tomatoes cut from seeding container 27 May 2016 ©T20R11.com

Extra tomatoes cut from seeding container 27 May 2016
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I would leave the glass of water outside during the day to make sure the cuttings had plenty of sun. Five days later:

Rooting bonus tomatoes 1 June 2016 ©T20R11.com

Rooting bonus tomatoes 1 June 2016
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I planted the bonus tomatoes in separate pots filled with a starter mix the next day; they will sit out this way for a week or so before planting. Should have tomatoes in 8 to 10 weeks.

Bonus tomatoes planted 2 June 2016 ©T20R11.com

Bonus tomatoes planted 2 June 2016
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