Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Transplant the seedlings in 30-35 days
Space the seedlings at 60cm by 45cm
Harvest in 80-90 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why is my Tomato not ripening?
Ideal temperature to grow Tomatoes is 70 to 75°F. When the temperature exceeds 85 °F,the ripening process of cherry tomatoes slows down or can even stop.
Why are my Tomato seed not germinating?
Tomato seeds need a lot of moisture when they are germinating. Lack of moisture in the soil can hamper the growth of your seeds.
Why is my Tomato plant wilting?
Tomato plants will begin to wilt if they are under-watered. Make sure you are watering your plant sufficiently to avoid wilting.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Being an excellent source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, tomatoes can help your body fight the formation of free radicals which can cause cancer. Tomatoes can also help you keep your blood pressure in check and improve your heart’s health. Food with high fibre and water content . like tomato can help relieve constipation. That’s not all, tomatoes are great for your skin, can protect your eyes against damage caused by light and are excellent when consumed during pregnancy.
Tomatoes are immensely nutritious. Tomatoes are low in calories and high in water and fibre. One cup of chopped tomatoes contains only 18 calories! Apart from being extremely low in calories, tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, Potassium, Calcium and many useful antioxidants like choline, lycopene , lutein all of which are great for your eyes.
1.Until 200 years ago, tomatoes were considered to be poisonous because they belong to the poisonous “ Nightshade” family.
2.The largest tomato ever grown weighed 7.75 pounds.
3.According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest tomato tree is situatedat Walt Disney World Resort’s experimental greenhouse and can yield a harvest of more than 32,000 tomatoes and weighs 1,151.84 pounds (522 kg).
Ideal mixture for growing tomatoes is Coco Peat if you are growing them indoors and Fine Soil if you are growing them outdoors.
The tomato plants needs 6 - 8 hours of full sunlight to thrive.
Water your potted tomato plant every day in summer & every other day in winter.
Regionally in India, Tomato is also known as Tamatar, Tometo, Tametam, Tameto, Takkali.
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