Balcony Gardening: Grow Tomatoes from Slices in Containers

| 9/9/2020 7:18:00 PM

You do not need a big garden to grow tomatoes, in fact, you do not even need a yard to grow them. Since living in an apartment, I have been experimenting in different ways to reduce food waste and growing various herbs/vegetables on the balcony. Some plants give and some do not. It is all trial in error. Today I will share with you my bullet proof procedure to starting your own tomato plant!

To begin, you want to have an organic tomato at hand. The tomato can be of any variety, as all varieties can be grown in pots. However, it must be organic! This is because we are going to be practically duplicating the fruit, using its seeds to start a new plant. Therefore, using a regular tomato from the supermarket chock full of GMO’s is not going to suffice.

Step 1

In an attempt to reduce more waste, I will be using a large plastic water bottle as my pot. It may not be the most visually appealing pot but we are giving plastic items a second life! You want to make sure your container is about 12 inches deep, allowing the roots room to grow.

Step 2

Let’s talk soil… quality potting mix is ideal for growing your tomatoes. Normal dirt gets too compacted, dry, and is not nutrient dense. Opt for a good bag of potting mix and throw it in your container.

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