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Answers from the Urban Homestead – Tomatoes
Q. Tomato Cuttings? I read somewhere mato cuttings can be set aside in closet in container of freshly maintained water for next season then transplanted to get a jump on next season. Ever tried or heard of this or was someone April fooling this novice? – david
A. I haven’t heard of the closet method. In fact, we have tried taking tomatoes cuttings and it does work. The cuttings once rooted are best kept in soil and the key to its success is that you have to keep the tomatoes in a warm spot especially if you are taking them late in the season (greenhouse is ideal) Helpful link: Tomato cuttings
Q. Cool-weather Tomatoes “Arctic” tomatoes? Does that mean you seed northern varieties for the fall season? Which varieties, and when (what month) do you sow seed? – joanne
A. There are quite a few cold weather tomatoes varieties with “arctic” names like ‘Siberian,’ ‘Polar Star,’ ‘Sub Arctic.’ These cool weather tomato varieties are best started from seed in July – September if you want a fall crop. Helpful article: Cool-weather tomatoes extend growing season