Simpler Living

July 13, 2010

Gardening / The Tomato Experiment


Today I embarked on a little experiment.  I noticed last year that if you let tomatoes sprawl out, they would grow roots along the stem.  I wondered if that meant they would easily re-root.

This year, after chopping down the pole beans (which didn't produce *anything*), I decided to devote the space to my tomato experiment.  What I did was trim a bunch of my tomato plants, and plant the trimmings in my new bed.  Having heard that honey can encourage rooting, I dipped many of them in honey.  I also took some longer cuttings and some shorter ones.  We'll see how well they all do. 

I'll try to post pictures as I go along.