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How to grow cherry tomatoes at home

Sun Online Desk     15th February, 2017 01:28:29 printer

How to grow cherry tomatoes at home


Cherry tomatoes grow in many colours including black, yellow, and green.


Moreover, cherry tomatoes contain 4g of carbohydrates per serving and a small amount of iron as well. Cherry tomatoes are also rich in Vitamin A which helps maintain eye health and boost your immune system.


How to grow cherry tomatoes indoors:


1.  Drill ¼- to ½-inch holes every few inches around the bottom edge of your container and plus another few in the center bottom so excess water can drain.



2.  Pick a location where the plant will get at least 8 hours of direct sun each day. You can skip the tomato cage, if you have a spot close to a balcony or railing, which you can use to support the tomato vines.



3.  If using a tomato cage insert the pointy end into the planter, and then fill the planter with soil mix.



4. Water until the soil mix is evenly moist. Top it off with a little more soil mix, so it comes to about ½ inch below the rim of the planter.



5.  Dig a small hole in the center of the planting mix. Carefully remove your tomato plant from its original and slide it into the hole, planting it deep enough so only the top four to six leaves show once you cover it back up with potting mix.



6.  Water every two or three days to keep the soil evenly moist (in hot, dry weather you may need to water every day). Feed your plant organic fertilizer according to directions.



7.  As the plant grows, the branches will start to poke through the holes in your tomato cage. Push them back inside so the plant doesn't droop.