With spring finally here, it’s time to start a new DIY gardening project at home. Tomatoes are the perfect vegetables (or fruit if you want to be technical) to plant yourself, and there’s a super simple way to do it. All you need is another tomato and you’re ready to go.
As demonstrated by YouTube vlogger The Wanna Be Homesteader, grab a medium-sized plastic potter and potting soil. Fill the potter about 3/4 of the way full with soil. Cut your tomato into 1/4 inch thick slices, and place on top of the soil. Toss another handful of soil and lightly cover the tomato slices completely. Keep in a warm place with sunlight and water. In about seven to 14 days, little seedlings should start to appear. This should yield over 50 seedlings.
Once you have your seedlings, transfer a few to another pot where they will have more space to grow. You don’t want the seedlings to be overcrowded in the pot because they will not get the adequate amount of nutrients it needs to grow.
You have all spring and summer to watch your seedlings grow into tomato plants. If you take good care of ’em, you may actually be able to harvest a few tomatoes, which, of course, means more delicious salads.