There’s nothing worse than opening your fridge to find rotting, overripe tomatoes. However, instead of throwing them in the garbage, you can use them to grown an unlimited supply of fresh, organic tomatoes.
Growing tomato plants is incredibly easy and only requires a pot, a bit of dirt and some overripe slices of tomatoes
First of all, you need four tomato slices. Around a quarter inch thick or less so that the seeds will have direct exposure to the soil. Place them flat on top of a large pile of potting soil in your pot.
Next, to cover those four slices with a light layer of dirt. Make sure that this layer of dirt is as thin as possible while still covering the tomatoes, as if it is too thick the tomato plants will not be able to sprout.
You should notice a few small seedlings begin to sprout after around two weeks of watering your dirt pile every once in a while.
Move around four or five of the strongest looking seedlings and move them to a separate pot. Wait for these seedlings to grow and remove the ones that are not doing as well, leaving only the two biggest ones.
And there we go, that’s all you need to know in order to grow a tomato plant from overripe or rotten tomatoes. Either keep them in your pot, or transfer them to your backyard or garden and get the whole family
Watch this short video that takes you through the steps to grow your own tomatoes:
Health Benefits of Tomatoes
Home-grown, organic tomatoes are rich in a variety of vitamins and nutrients and one of the best
fruits to have in your home.
The tomato’s antioxidant properties make it great for protecting against a variety of disease, most notably ones that target the cardiovascular system, such as heart disease. Vitamin C and E, both of which can be found in tomatoes, provide critical support to the cardiovascular system.
Carotenoid lycopene is the molecule that makes tomatoes so good at keeping the the cardiovascular system in check. Lycopene fights against the build up of fat in the bloodstream and the arterial walls, something which is considered to be a driving factor in cardiovascular and heart disease.