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Post  MarcyG on 7/8/2011, 10:07 am

Just this year I've learned the difference in tomatoes. What do you do with your suckers? I've had a few big ones and I've taken them and just stuck them in MM and they are growing great Very Happy
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Post  camprn on 7/8/2011, 10:51 am

Usually I just compost 'em.
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Post  quiltbea on 7/8/2011, 11:33 am

I would transplant them if I had the room, but I don't, so mine all go in the compost pile.
When late fall arrives I'm going to try to save one or two from the smaller tomato plants so I can pot them and bring them inside. Maybe I can get some fresh tomatoes in the winter this way.
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Post  HouseofWool on 7/8/2011, 12:01 pm

What a great idea. How large are the suckers that you remove for transplanting?

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Post  AprilakaCCIL on 7/8/2011, 12:12 pm

Gosh...I just learned you can replant the suckers...I just pruned my mators yesterday--which now look butcher to me.

Maybe I was just too prune happy. Laughing I'll know to do this next time around. Very Happy
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Post  MarcyG on 7/8/2011, 12:54 pm

they were about 10-12 inches long
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Post  stripesmom on 7/8/2011, 1:28 pm

I transplanted one that got away from me and was around 12 inches long. I rooted it first in some water. It's growing great, but I don't know if there will be enough time to get tomatoes from it where I live. I usually just pitch the suckers. At first, I felt sorry for them, then decided they would keep production down and my original plants would not be as strong, so off they go.
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Post  HouseofWool on 7/8/2011, 10:15 pm

good to know. I have some suckers that got away from while I was on vacation...

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Post  shannon1 on 7/9/2011, 12:14 am

I clip them off when they are just 4-5" long root them in water and plant them in 4" pots of Mel's mix after about they are big enough to transplant into the garden. When I don't have room for them all and I never do, I give them to the other gardeners in my neighborhood and gardener friends. When I put them into the garden I cut off the lowest leaves and plant them deeper than they were in the pot.

No worries April you will soon have more.
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