The guy put a split pastic bottle on a tomto sucker, similar to (same as) air layering, and grew a fantastic rooted plant in two weeks.
Does anyone here root suckers?
Rooting tomato suckers
How cool is that?!? Hmmm - all kinds of ideas...matter a fact I was very concerned about rooting one of my prized jasmines. I'm going to look for a small bottle and do this - this weekend...will take photos and let y'all know how it turns out. Thanks Sally!!
I think RosesR Red did some airlayering last summer....yoo hoo Roses..
I have rooted some tomato suckers--a few years ago.
I did not use anything over them. Just kept them out of the sun.
I think I gave these to someone at work--so I cannot tell you how (if) they grew out.
After all--if we can bury the whole stem of a tomato plant underground--and it roots--
why would not a sturdy sucker root? G.
That is pretty neat. Yes RRR has a plastic ball that you fill with dirt and put over the stem. Just like the old root layering method. I have been wanting to try rooting my Prince of Orange I might give that a try.
Have to ask Roses where she got it, ordered it on line from somewhere. It isn't much different than what they did with the bottle it's just a plastic ball that you fill both halves with dirt and press the two sides together over the stem and I think it screws together. You can do the same thing with plastic bags you twist tie a bag on the stem at the bottom and fill it with moist dirt then twist tie it together at the top. For some plants you would make a slight cut in the stem and stick a toothpick into the cut to keep it open. Then put your bag, ball or bottle over that cut.
Can't you just take a cutting from a tomato plant and root it in water? I think my Mom might have done that ... not sure.
Love that bottle idea. I might try it with an easy-to-root shrub, maybe a hydrangea, just to see how it works.
Sure can Happy, Tomatoes are one of the easiest things to root. You can plant a tomato lengthwise and little baby tomatoes will pop up all along the buried stem.
Yes, too. The bottle thing, the youtube guy felt gave a stronger sucker.