A few weeks ago i was looking after my friend Beth's tomato plant when she went on holiday and took a little stem to try to propagate (with her permission of course) This was a good few weeks ago now, and i just put the cutting in some water and left it alone as much as i could (i am very impatient with plants - rate of growth is so slow ) I knew that it would be a couple of weeks before anything happened.
This week I have been looking at it and beginning to feel hope was gone.
But i looked at the stem a couple of days ago and there was a little blob of white at the end. I thought perhaps it was decay.
BUT LOOK! (i don't actually know if you can see) it's grown a ROOT.
I am so excited. There has been a lot of tomato plant action amongst friends this summer and I am keen to get in on the action for next year. I am not sure if this little shrivel will ever produce - but now i feel that if it just survives and grows even one leaf I will be triumphant.
Perhaps it is since i have been putting the radio on in the morning?
Yours green cross fingered,