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How To Propagate Tomato Vines The Easy Way


Did you know that tomato plants are very easy and quick to propagate via cuttings? It's true. This method will produce a clone of your tomato plant! 

Now, the best time to work with tomato plants is in the spring, before the scorching intense heat of summer sets in.



For this project you will need:

- A sanitized pair of scissors
- A small or medium sized pot with good drainage. I just use the thin plastic pots that annuals come in, from my local garden center. 
- Potting Soil
- Tomato Vines
- Rooting hormone*

*Using rooting hormone when propagating plants exponentially increase the likelihood that your rooting experiments are successful. It is widely available at garden centers and even hardware stores. It will pay for itself after the first use and one bottle will last for years. I use it numerous times every month. If you can't find rooting hormone to purchase locally, you can buy it on Amazon by clicking HERE(Amazon Affiliate Link).



Alright, now let's propagate some tomato vines! 



Fill your pot with your soil. Firm the mixture into the pot and poke 2 or 3 holes into the soil, depending on how many cuttings you plan to take. I highly recommend taking more than one cutting, as rooting plants does not always yield a 100% success rate.



Head over to your tomato plant. Now, branching off of the central main trunk of your tomato vine, you will find secondary vines growing off of the main vine. Break off one of these stems at the base where they attach to the main plant.


Break or cut off the secondary branch at the point where it connects to the main trunk

Take several cuttings and then head back to your potting station. 



Dip the cut end into rooting hormone, allowing the excess to drip back into the bottle.



Place the cuttings into the pre-poked holes in the soil. Firm the soil around them.

Place your pot of cuttings in a safe, sheltered, and shady location. Wait 30 minutes and then give them a good drink of water.



Water daily until the cuttings have a chance to establish roots. This will take a couple of weeks, at which time you can transplant them in your desired location.

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