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    Default Will this help a leggy tomato plant?

    A Sweet 100 that I am going to plant outdoors 1st of June. (3 weeks)
    Was thinking this would give it allot of root to grow fast & see if I can get some ripe cherry toms from it.
    It i a little leggy, so decided to try to use "leggy" for some advantage.





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    Not sure what you are really asking, but I always bury my tomato plants up to the third set of leaves (just like in your picture). To me, more root = more moisture / nutrients / etc the plant has available to set fruit.
    I do have to say I have never had a plant as leggy as the one in your picture.

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    Well I started some early & put several in the Green house. This one I just couldn't throw away & figured I try it outside in the garden.
    Figured it may get a bunch of roots started & give it a chance outside here. Have yet to get good ripe tomatoes in the garden but not because I haven't tried for years. This is a SW 100, maybe it will be the one.
    Like you, I believe more roots is a good thing. Will plant 1st of June, give it a chance anyway.
    Gotta try & have fun experimenting, knowing the one in the GH will out perform it 10 fold.

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    Plants buried like that in studies have fruited earlier and more heavily than traditionally grown tomatoes.
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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    It will be interesting to see how that one turns out for you....

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