With spring perpetually just around the corner, it’s time to venture back into your yard, get your green thumb ready, and grow a season’s worth of vegetables.
But before you even think about the money, time, and energy it will take to make your garden bloom again, consider this instead.
As most gardeners know, tending to a tomato plant is usually a real pain. But as it turns out, that ruby red vegetable is now easier to grow than ever before. And when you see how to add one to your yard without breaking a sweat, you’ll have more tomatoes than you’ll know what to do with!
Whenever spring rolls around, many people like to finally tackle all the landscaping work they planned over the winter, and that often means tending to their vegetable gardens. Growing produce is a great way to save money and eat organically, after all.
One of the most popular vegetables to grow in a garden is tomatoes. However, they have a tendency to be somewhat fickle while they sprout, and sometimes they can require much more work than the rest of the plants. That is, until now!
There is a nifty little trick that makes growing tomatoes cheap and easy, and it requires hardly any effort on your part. All you need is a bucket, tomatoes, and fresh potting soil. Healthy soil is the most important ingredient in this process…
The first thing you need to do is put the soil into your bucket. You don’t need a large container; a medium-sized pot will do just fine. You just want to make sure there’s enough space to leave a few inches around each vegetable.
Next, take one of your tomatoes (the riper it is, the better it’ll be to use), and cut it into slices that are roughly a quarter of an inch thick. You don’t want them so thin that they’re flimsy, but if they’re too thick, all the seeds won’t properly reach the soil.
Another thing to keep in mind when you’re choosing which tomato to use to place in the soil is the amount of seeds in each of the slices. Some tomatoes have more seeds than others, so you’ll want to use a tomato that’s seed-heavy.
Now that you have your tomato cut, carefully place the slices on the top of the soil. The most important thing to do here is leave at least a couple inches of space around each slice. Overcrowding will cause problems while the seedlings grow.
After you’ve careful positioned all of the tomato slices onto the soil, take more of the topsoil in your hands and cover the layer of tomatoes with it. You only want the slices to be covered by about half an inch, so don’t just dump a pile on top of them!
Now, gently pat down the topsoil so that you even out the entire surface layer. It should be flat on top and not bumpy and rippled. If the dirt isn’t distributed properly, some of the tomato seedlings won’t grow correctly, if at all.
Sounds super simple, right? Well, that’s because it is! Watch the video below to see the entire process above explained in more detail, and see what happens a few days after you plant your tomato slices. You’ll be in awe at the outcome!
It’s amazing that he managed to get such healthy sprouts in only two weeks, and with such little effort!
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