The benefits of including tomatoes in your diet are numerous. They are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K, among the rest, and help fight numerous diseases and conditions. For one, they are good for the skin because they contain a high level of lycopene. Next, they contain nutrients that are essential in strengthening and performing minor repairs on the bones as well as the bone tissue. Further, tomatoes are great antioxidants and help prevent certain heart issues.
Now, if you love tomatoes, maybe it’s time that you start grow them yourselves.
Below are four smart methods of growing an endless supply of tomatoes.
1. Bury tomato slices
One way of growing tomatoes in your home is by cutting one tomato into slices and placing them on top of a container filled with potting soil. Once you do this, cover the slices with more soil and make sure you keep it moist. It will take around a week or two for them to sprout. Once this happens, find the strongest sprouts and put them in a separate pot in order to provide even more space for growing. Check on them every few weeks and enjoy your home-grown tomatoes.
2. Plant them in the ground
If you have a yard, plant tomato seeds directly in the ground. All you need is enough sunlight. Planting your tomatoes this way requires less watering.
3. Grow them in a Window Box
If you live in urban setting, you may want to consider growing your tomatoes in window boxes. These are ideal for growing tomatoes because they receive a lot of sun and are easy to water. The plant can be supported by a string trellis drilled into the wall. To make this strategy work, you need to use smaller tomato varieties.
4. Grow them in a Hanging Basket
Growing tomatoes in hanging baskets takes less space but more water because the water in these baskets evaporates more quickly than it does in a pot. If you choose this type of planting it would be best to choose cascade cherry tomato variety.
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