New tomatos from old tomatoes

Who knew you could regrow tomato plants? I have always thought that a tomato plant gets one chance in the year and if you get tomatoes, that's great but if you don't that's just too bad! Well, this year I planted my tomato plants in March (because I live in Southern California and the weather is never cold), and I have had tomatoes coming out of my ears. So of course I hand them out all over the neighborhood. One day Rita, our next door neighbor, says, "Hey, you know you can put a cutting in water and it will sprout roots."

"No way," I say.

"Absolutely, go and try it."

So I tried six cuttings. Six cuttings because I'm never sure if I'm doing it right. Apparently I am!

Not only are my cuttings surviving, but they're flowering, sprouting new fruit and ROOTING! Victory! So now I have a few tomato plants to pass over the fence to Rita!

Hopefully, much to my Pennsylvania residing father's dismay, I will be eating vine-ripe tomatoes in January! I love So. Cal!