For this instructable, I will show you how to increase the amount of produce you can grow at your home for free.
Cloning may sound like a very complicated scientific process, but for the at-home gardener it is a very simple thing that anyone can do.
Step 1: Materials needed
The actual list of items needed to clone a plant is very short and anyone who gardens will have no problem at all locating these items around the house.
Absolute must haves:
A semi-mature tomato (Donor or mother plant) A plant with good growth and that has not been diseased or stressed.
A container or containers around 2 inches deep (I used one of my wife baking dishes, Ha ha)
Other optional items :
Rooting compound (can be found @ Wal-mart for 6 dollars[U.S.])
Seed heat mat
I realize that most gardeners probably have the humidity dome and seed mat, but I was aiming this instructable for the weekend warrior gardener in hopes of expanding minds and showing how simple and cost effective this act of cloning can be. The optional items will greatly speed up the cloning process BUT are not required to complete this process.