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Can you clone a tomatoe plant? I have been growing them for years and have always wondered if you can clip em and stick them in Water?
 

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Tomatoes are really easy to clone, I just take some cuttings, a little clone gel (probably don't even need it) and let them sit in a glass of water, you will usually see roots in 3-5 days. I have a good sized branch with 2 tomatoes on it that my dog broke off, I treated it like a cutting and it kept the tomotoes alive and threw roots!
 

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Biffdoggie said:
Tomatoes are really easy to clone, I just take some cuttings, a little clone gel (probably don't even need it) and let them sit in a glass of water, you will usually see roots in 3-5 days. I have a good sized branch with 2 tomatoes on it that my dog broke off, I treated it like a cutting and it kept the tomotoes alive and threw roots!
Cool thanks, Thats what I am doing now. Do you have to use gel or powder, Or is just cut then in water okay?
 

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I would wager just water will be fine but gel can't hurt, I allready had some so I used it.
 

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This is my first "ripe" fruit of the year...Im ganna clone this plant for sure.

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i had no idea you could clone them....but now that i think about it...yeah i wonder why i never thought of it :rolleyes: :D

mine are flowering nicely....and the nice lady next door taught me about pruning the suckers :cool:
 

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Niether did I, but my clipping has roots coming on out of it soo its looking good!
 

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I topped one of hybrid plants and am now attempting to clone it w/o root solution..how long before it should begin to root?
 

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3 days to a week, it took mine almost a week and a half.
 

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2 days and counting...I wonder if tomato clones will have the same effect as a weed clone... hmmmm.....???
 

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well from my understanding..cloned MJ will produce more bud and less leaves..
still learning..am I wrong?
 

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Never heard that before, I've never noticed a difference, there is some belief in the fact that you can only clone the same line so many times before you loose yield/potency, I've never had a problem with that but it might happen with tomatoes.
 

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I dont know..as far as potency with tomatoes..haha I guess they'd be less acidic?...flavorless? worth looking into.
 

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Maybe just less robust or smaller in size perhaps? I'm not sure. It's starting to warm up down here and I used some dutch master foliar spray with penetrator on mine and they have been going crazy.
 

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The Dutch oven...oh yes....I can assure you that I will have ulcers in my mouth all summer......

Get the munchies..Eat tomatoes..I love mother nature.
 

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You can't beat a good juicy tomatoe. Heh, you said dutch oven.
 
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You can't beat a good juicy tomatoe. Heh, you said dutch oven.
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