by johnah on November 20, 2020
What Is A Tomato?
A tomato is a fruit with skin, fleshy interior and seeds inside it. It grows from the stem called a “stem” or “branch”. There are many varieties of tomatoes including red, green, yellow and even purple. They all have one thing in common – they’re fruits! Some types of tomatoes are eaten raw while others may be used in salads or other dishes. You can eat tomatoes raw, cooked or even frozen.
How Can I Grow Tomatoes From Seeds?
Tomato seeds are easy to grow from your garden. Just buy some ripe tomatoes and place them in a paper bag. Place the bag into a pot filled with water until the water covers the seeds. Let sit for about two weeks then remove the cover and transplant into soil where they’ll germinate within three months.
You can also grow tomatoes from cuttings. Cuttings come in different sizes so you can choose the size that’s right for your gardening needs.
When Should I Plant Tomatoes From Seeds?
If you want to start growing tomatoes from seeds now is the time to do it. You don’t need to wait until summer when temperatures will be warmer than usual or fall when cold weather could occur. You can start growing tomatoes in spring and summer but fall is also a great time. Don’t wait until winter because the ground will be too frozen to dig holes for your plants
How Can I Plant My Tomatoes?
You can plant your tomatoes by making small holes in the ground using a trowel or other hand tool. Make the hole slightly wider than the cutting you want to plant. Place the cutting in the hole and fill with soil. Firm the soil around the plant using your hands. Water well after planting.
How Should I Water My Tomatoes?
Watering your tomato plants is very important to their growth and size. When you water a plant, the soil should have a consistency of a wrung-out sponge. If it’s dry, then it’s time to water. You don’t want soggy soil either that will cause root rot.
Sources & references used in this article:
Effects of storage temperature and fruit ripening on firmness of fresh cut tomatoes by MM Lana, LMM Tijskens, O Van Kooten – Postharvest Biology and …, 2005 – Elsevier
Antioxidant properties and shelf‐life extension of fresh‐cut tomatoes stored at different temperatures by I Odriozola‐Serrano, R Soliva‐Fortuny… – Journal of the …, 2008 – Wiley Online Library
Effects of storage temperature and stage of ripening on RGB colour aspects of fresh-cut tomato pericarp using video image analysis by MM Lana, LMM Tijskens, O Van Kooten – Journal of food engineering, 2006 – Elsevier
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