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Grow Tomatoes in the Winter

Updated on September 8, 2010

Grow Tomatoes in the Winter

Winter comes with a big problem for anyone that likes tomatoes. The vegetables that you buy in a supermarket are simply tasteless and few people actually like them. They are mostly tasteless, pale and hard. We can only use the term imitations to describe them. Good news comes as everyone can grow tomatoes during the winter season right at home.

You do not need one green hose to grow your tomatoes indoors as winter appears. Many species exist that will taste great and will deal wonderfully with indoor environments. For instance, Window Sill tomatoes grow perfectly in any six inches pot if the right potting soil is utilized. Keep in mind that you will also need fertilizer, plant stakes and seed starter mix. Window Sill tomatoes stand out as smaller if we compare them to different outdoor species. Although size might be smaller the taste more than makes up for that.

If you want to have good tomatoes during winter there is a need to start planting one or 2 plants at an interval of 2 weeks. Seeds have to be properly germinated in a small pot and you have to use starter mix. Every single seed has to be planted in the soil at a depth of 1/4 of an inch. The starter mix soil needs to be watered constantly although there is a need for attention as many add too much water. Potting soil can be added once the germination period is over and this happens in a maximum of ten days. Fertilize on a regular basis and water as needed. When the plant blooms you have to remember to tap the main stem and the large side branches. Occasionally you need to turn your plants so that sun reaches every side of them. When the plant is not productive anymore then you can cut it off. Do this at its base in order to be faced with potting soil that is saved and transplants made possible the following year. You are also faced with the possibility of growing tomatoes in an indoor environment all year round.


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    • lobobrandon profile image

      Brandon Lobo 6 years ago

      I usually prefer beginning my tomato crops in summer as then their ready by late winter and early spring. But that's according to the weather where I live :)

    • Scribe For Hire profile image

      Scribe For Hire 7 years ago from Connecticut

      Awesome! Here in New England, our tomato growing season is very short.

      This year, I planted one packet of seeds and got 40 tomato plants from it. I bet cherry tomatoes would do well inside.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Well, how about this news! Thanks for sharing!