There is nothing worse than opening the refrigerator and finding the tomatoes already in a state of decomposition or in the worst case, finding that they have already finished. However, instead of throwing them away if they are overripe, you can use them to grow an unlimited supply of fresh, organic tomatoes. Check out this article to see the details of how you can grow tomatoes in this simple and fast way.

How to grow tomatoes using rotten tomato slices

Growing tomato plants is incredibly easy and requires nothing more than a pot, some soil, and a few overripe tomato slices.

To start, you need four tomato slices. They have to be about a quarter inch thick or less so that the seeds in them have direct exposure to the soil. Place them on top of a large pile of containerized potting soil.

Next, you need to cover the four slices with another light layer of soil. Make sure that this layer of soil is as thin as possible but that the tomatoes are covered, since if the layer of soil is too thick the tomato plants will not be able to sprout.

After two weeks of watering his mound from time to time. you should notice that some small seedlings begin to sprout.

Pick about four or five of the largest and strongest seedlings and move them to a separate pot. Wait for these seedlings to grow and remove the ones that are not doing so well, leaving only the two largest ones.

There you have it, that’s all you need to know to grow tomatoes using the ones you already have overripe. You can keep them in their pot, or transfer them to your backyard or garden.

Health benefits of tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in a variety of health-beneficial vitamins and nutrients, making them one of the best fruits to have readily available, especially when grown without the use of pesticides.

The antioxidant properties of tomato make it ideal for protecting against a variety of diseases, especially those that target the cardiovascular system, such as heart disease. Vitamin C and E, both of which can be found in tomatoes, provide critical support for the cardiovascular system.

However, it is the carotenoid lycopene that makes tomatoes so good at protecting the cardiovascular system. Lycopene fights against the accumulation of fat in the bloodstream and artery walls, something that is considered a driving factor in cardiovascular and heart disease.

In addition to all that, you can use them for beauty masks for the skin, make jams, sauces and an endless number of recipes with them that most of us already know. Tomato, is a vegetable for basically daily use, learn to grow it from home with this simple method and become a self-sufficient person by starting to do these simple steps.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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