Amish Paste side shoots
27 September 2009 12:15:25
Amish paste, The second coming!
At the beginning of July i had read an article somewhere about growing tomato plants from side shoots that you would take off your vine type tomato plants as they grow through the season! i decided to try this out and in early July i took a few side shoots as you do, from the Amish Paste, these shoots were about 3 to 4 inches in length, i took 4 and placed them in a jam jar half full of water on the window sill, after about 2/3 weeks they had developed a strong root system and were potted up, that was around the end of July, now just over 8 weeks later we are rewarded with 2 decent plants (passed 2 on to a friend of ours!) they are about 5ft tall and growing! each plant has about a dozen tomatoes all slightly larger than golf ball size and about another dozen flowers on each! i will stop the plants now and let them put all their energy into producing the fruit, they will hopefully last a while longer depends on the weather! but i will take the larger fruit off each to give the rest a chance to come on, but if we get 2/3 doz golf ball size toms this late in the year from "free" plants that cant be a bad thing! something to keep in mind for next year...............