Have you tried Growing Tomatoes from Tomato Slices? Here’s a step-by-step pictorial guide to help you out with all the details!
Growing Tomatoes from Tomato Slices is the easiest way to have your own specimens. The best part is, you can do it from store brought tomatoes and then relish fresh harvest right at your home!
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Growing Tomatoes from Tomato Slices
1. Get a Fresh Tomato and Slice it Up
After getting tomatoes from a grocery store, pick the freshest, juiciest, and tastiest one from the lot and cut medium slices. The size doesn’t matter; what matters is the freshness of the fruit.
To determine the taste, you can eat one of the slices. And one more thing–those slices should not be too thick–1/4 to 1/2 inch would be best.
2. Place the Slices on the Growing Medium
Fill a pot with a potting mix or garden soil and decorate tomato slices on top of it as you would do on a pizza base. Each slice on its own, not coming over each other. To increase the chances of success, keep a slight distance between each other.
3. Cover With a Thin Layer of Soil
After placing them on a growing medium, cover the slices with a thin layer of soil. Do not cover them excessively as it will hinder the air circulation.
4. Water Evenly
After you have covered the slices with the growing medium, water it evenly, and place the pot where it gets plenty of bright but indirect light.
5. Wait and See the Slices Sprout!
That’s it! The seeds in the slice will be germinating in about 10-14 days and you will see fresh shoots sprouting from the pot. Meanwhile, they’ll need some warmth and light to thrive.
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Some Quick Tips While Growing Tomatoes from Slices
- Pick the best and healthiest seedlings and transplant them in separate pots or in the garden when they grow 3-4 inches tall, and you observe one or two pairs of true leaves on them.
- Remove the ones that look thin and weak. Do this by gently pulling them off the growing medium.
- If you are transplanting them to the garden, make sure they are spaced properly. To learn how to space tomatoes, read this guide.
- Tomatoes thrive in 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. Find a spot where buildings or other obstacles do not block the sun.
- Tomatoes don’t like dry soil, so keep them moist.
- Grow tomato plants in slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH around 5.5 to 7.