clones or teens

blondlebanese

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when it comes to buying clones or 6" to 8" teens. from my experience with growing tomatoes I think younger plants have an easier time getting over stress that's associated with transplanting or transporting ect. what do you all think?
 

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What`s the difference between clones and 6" to 8" teens ?
 
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I have never had the pleasure of going and buying rooted clones, but I never have much transplant shock with anything. I tend to get the healthiest looking tomatoes, regardless of size. Probably the same kind of things I look for in a tomato are the things you would look for in a clone--close intermodal spacing, good leaf structure, good color, etc.
 

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I have never had the pleasure of going and buying rooted clones, but I never have much transplant shock with anything. I tend to get the healthiest looking tomatoes, regardless of size. Probably the same kind of things I look for in a tomato are the things you would look for in a clone--close intermodal spacing, good leaf structure, good color, etc.

Have never bought clones, too many horror stories associated with them. About bringing bugs and diseases into your garden. Look `em over good, pick the healthiest looking ones, if you go this way.
Transplant shock, have not experienced it. I use 3" coco coir pots to germinate seeds in. Then the whole thing goes into 6" coco coir pots. When ready into the 5 gallon pots. No transplant shock this way .
The K.I.S.S. method works. Don`t think it gets any simpler then this.
Peace.
 

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