Got any overripe tomatoes lying around in your fridge? Don’t throw them away. Instead, turn them into seedlings and grow entirely new tomatoes in just a handful of days. How? The short video below teaches us how to grow tomatoes using nothing but a pot, some soil, one tomato… and, of course, the help of Mother Nature.
Watch the short video here and scroll below for the written instructions:
First, cut a tomato one quarter-inch thick. Throw the slices (in this case, four) onto a pot of compost. Then, throw potting soil and/or compost over the tomatoes until they’re barely covered. Water the pot sporadically. In 7-14 days, you should end up with 50-60 tomato seedlings. You can then pull out the larger seedlings and plant them in another pot, two plants per pot.
According to Yale Environment 360, every year, 30 to 40 percent of what is grown and raised in the US is thrown away or rots between farms and kitchens. That’s a startling 133 billion pounds of food! This seedling technique seems almost too easy, but looks like it works like an absolute charm. I’m always left with at least one overripe tomato, and now I have the perfect way to give it new life.
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