I have been interested in gardening as a kid because we always had huge backyards. I have never had the patience to look after an entire garden but I would nurture the one I planted. But in the recent years, I have been moving places and hence never had any plants until recently when I bought an Ivy and a Bellis from a Christmas market and have been nurturing them since. Now that I am moving to a new house with a huge backyard, I have absolutely no excuses. So I decided to grow a vegetable garden, most likely in pots because I would be moving home in another year. Before I moved to the new place, I tried to grow some seedlings from the store bought vegetables.
I have been doing a lot of reading on how to grow vegetables and what vegetables to grow during different seasons because I have never grown a vegetable in my life, let alone an entire garden. So my research suggested that Summer is the best time for most vegetables to grow.
I wanted to see if I can nurture a plant before actually spending money on buying seeds. My experiment on the same is our DIY for today 🙂
All you need are:
- an empty egg tray/ pot
- a tomato (ones that maybe rotting away)
- and soil
Note: I used an egg tray considering I was shifting in a few days. I could easily close the lid, plaster the corners and take it with me.
Fill 3 quarters of the egg tray or pot with soil. Slice the tomato in four pieces horizontally. Spread the tomatoes and chilly in the soil. Cover them with a thin layer of soil and water them everyday just enough to keep the soil moist.
In ten days, you will see seedlings as big as the ones in the image below
Note: You may see that the tomato decomposing, hence I suggest the pot/tray to be left outdoors. If you have to keep them indoors, make sure you remove any fungus that may develop where tomato were planted.
I have bought a lot of seeds as soon as I saw the seedlings popping. So I will keep updating the progress of this and some new vegetables to grow this summer.