Free Tomato Plants from Cuttings – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#7)

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Do you love tomatoes? Would you like to double or triple how many tomato plants you are growing for FREE? Today, I will be sharing tips on how to get free tomato plants from pruning the suckers,  found in our featured post this week!

Growing Tomato Plants from Seed

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Are you a tomato lover like me? I LOVE me some home grown tomatoes! I can never get enough!

Every year I grow my tomatoes from seed, and have a lot of great tips here in my Seed Sowing 101: Planting Tomato Seed article.

I also go over how I transplant tomato seedlings in my article How to Transplant Tomato Seedlings.

Be sure to keep reading, to learn how to get yourself some FREE tomato plants!

Tips for Growing Tomatoes

tomato plants growing in pots

Tomatoes are a little bit tricky to grow, so I have some tips here in these related articles:

Simple Easy DIY Tomato Support System – A great tutorial on how to support those ever growing indeterminate tomatoes. These guys can get out of hand quickly, so it is a good idea to have a plan on how you are going to support the plants, before they even go in the ground!

I have found that this support system, works really well for me year after year. Some other things, like those tomato cages, don’t. They fall over pretty quickly or the string used in the weave method breaks. This system is sturdy and rock solid, but does take some effort well before your tomato plants need it.

Tomatoes do better in the long run, if you prune them. (Hint: this is how you get the free tomato plants too!) Especially near the ground where viruses and bacteria can splatter up onto the foliage and create problems for your plants.

It is also a good idea to thin them out a bit, for better air circulation to prevent fungus and mold and disease from developing on the plants. For tips on pruning, please see my article How to Prune Tomato Plants (coming very soon!)

Freezing your Tomato Harvest

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Why would you want to freeze your tomato harvest? There are many reasons, actually! Especially if you grow as many tomatoes as I do! It really makes life so much simpler and less stressful, than trying to rush and can everything before they go bad. Check out my article Benefits of Freezing Your Tomato Harvest to see all the other reasons!

Our Featured Post This Week: Free Tomato Plants

This week I chose to feature on this weeks Blog Hop, a post from Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead on The Best Way to Root Tomato Cuttings

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Her post guides you through a step by step tutorial, on the proper way to root the cuttings from your tomato plants when you prune them. And walla! You will have free tomato plants in the end! How awesome is that?

It is not too late to do it either! So go outside right now, and inspect your tomato plants and I am sure you will find some large suckers that you can remove and root them today!

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop!

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Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I have teamed up with some other awesome homesteading bloggers to host this awesome blog hop! Each Tuesday this blog hop opens for you to share your posts on gardening, herbalism, crafts, homesteading, food preservation.

Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! There is a link down below for you to click on to share your posts!

To Be Featured on the Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop:

Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It has been difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this the last few weeks!

Also, it helps to have your own featured image in your post, other than a pin! Especially in round up posts! Thank you!

Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are:

Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

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How to Save Money With a Buying Club by Lisa at The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

AnnMarie from 15 Acre Homestead

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How to Use Aromatherapy for Healing by Annie at 15 Acre Homestead

Shelle from Rockin W Homestead

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10 Easy Plants for Beginning Herb Gardeners by Shelle at Rockin W Homestead

And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead

Are You Ready to Start Preserving Your Harvest this Summer?

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Your Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop Hosts are all participating in a summer-long blogger roundup event, Preserving the Harvest! This round up, includes different ways of preserving 23 of the most popular fruits and vegetables!

Each blog post participating, lists all the other posts near the bottom of their post! Each post, focuses on one fruit or vegetable, and all the ways to preserve it!

I am sharing all about Preserving Green Beans! Check the list at the bottom of my post to see all the other fruits and vegetables and how to preserve them! You can find a ton of great recipes and preservation methods from our blogging friends in this round up!

Share Your Farm Fresh Posts This Week!

  • Homesteading, homemaking, sustainable and green ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family friendly posts.
  • You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t share the same posts each week!
  • If you share your posts in this party, you are giving permission for others to link to your posts….that’s a good thing because it helps get more eyes on your posts.
  • Check each host’s hop post to see if you were featured this week.
  • Be sure to link back to this blog hop so that we can feature you next week.
  • Visit some of the other posts and leave a comment…let them know you found them here!
  • Feel free to apply to our Farm Fresh Bloggers Roundup Page!
  • Please do not link to other blog hops, linky parties, or to giveaways in this homesteading hop. However, you may leave a comment below telling us about your blog hop or giveaway!
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Thank You!

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