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Q.Can I Start A Tomato Cutting With Buds Already On It?

Zone 94904 | lianamoorebutler added on August 17, 2020 | Answered

Hello! My tomato plants are producing tons of suckers with buds/flowers very low on the plant, so I’ve been keeping these as cuttings in soil and am going to transplant. Is it bad to leave the flowers on? I know that the plant needs to get larger/stronger, but I’m also hesitant to cut the flowers off! They’re small buds, so I was hoping that by the time the plants have grown a bit they will become flowers. Thanks

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Answered on August 18, 2020

Flowering hormones inhibit rooting hormones. They should be plucked before applying hormone and planting (Though tomatoes root so easily, that hormone is not usually necessary).

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