Growing Tomato Seedlings Has Never Been So Easy

All you need is an overripe tomato, a pot and some soil.

Sometimes growing tomatoes works out great. Other times it doesn’t. And then there are times when you just want an easy—and relatively quick—way to grow them. That’s where this tip from The Wannabe Homesteader comes in. All you need is some compost or potting soil, a pot, and an overripe tomato. Chances are you already have those on hand.

First, cut the tomato into 1/4-inch thick slices. Put the slices into a compost-filled pot. Place potting soil on top of the tomatoes. The potting soil should just barely cover the tomato slices. Water them as needed, and in a week or two 50 to 60 seedlings will sprout. Pull out the bigger seedlings and place them in a separate pot. Two to a pot works best.

Simple, right? Do you have any quick-and-easy gardening tips you’d like to share?


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