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My Tumbler Tomatoes had grown too leggy when I was going to plant them out 2 weeks ago. I cut the top 4 to 6 inches off and put them in a jar of water. They now have roots on them.

My question is:- Do I plant them straight into the baskets, or should I pot them up for a few weeks first?


  • I'd pot them up first to allow them to develop a better root system. Pot them with the first set of leaves just above soil level, the buried stem will then throw out more roots. You can also do this with any side shoots you pinch out, giving you more plants at the same stage of development as the main plant. Good luck!

  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 331

    Thanks Nutcracker. This is what my common sense head was telling me but my impatient "I need to get all these plants planted" head was saying otherwise!

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