Possible but I regret not probable. This can be achieved with hormones and
even by grafting but these are quite specialised methods. Interestingly, it
is possible to graft on to potato and obtain a crop of both but in very
You will find new growths appearing from near the break unless this was
below the cotyledons.
I'd take it out of the ground and stick it in the some water for a few days
to see if it roots (like taking a start from a houseplant) first. THEN
stick it in the ground. I've started many an additional tomato plants from
suckers I've trimmed off.
uhhhh.. not everyone BUYS tomato plants and so there isn't a magical
store to trot off to in order to buy one of the heirloom varieties you
had just a few seeds of to start, and not all those grew, so you have
1 or 2 plants and someone's cat came and rolled on it! Even if you
had more seeds, it's often a matter of not enough time to restart them
in order to get much if any tomatoes from the plants. It's a tad
early to plant them here, but in some areas of the world it may be
Yes, I agree, if it's one of the gazillion plants that are sold, sure
buy another one. However, there are other motives for doing things
than the one that jumps into your brain first. Sometimes people just
like to KNOW if things might work.
It's like people who are dumbfounded by people who order a bunch of
fattening foods, and then order a diet drink.. they just think of the
absurdity of drinking a *diet* soda with .. oh.. cheesecake and
chicken kiev.. or whatever fattening thing you can imagine. They
don't even consider that the person just doesn't LIKE the full sugar
soda. Personally, I can't abide the full sugar pops, and while I
rarely d rink sodas/pop/sodapop at all these days, if I did it would
be diet, caffeine free sodium free. And people would look at me and
come up with a whole string of thoughts about me and my eating and
drinking habits, but . few would be accurate.
<shrug> their problem, not mine.
Skinflint? I think not! I spend alot of money on my gardens each year, and
yes, I could go buy another plant to replace that one. I was simply curious
if it would work if I put it back in the ground and let it grow new roots!!
A simple question, that's all.
Angie (who is NOT a skinflint)
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