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Did you know that instead of throwing your rotten tomatoes in the garbage, you can use them to grow an unlimited supply of fresh, organic tomatoes?
Growing a Tomato Plant With Rotten Tomatoes
First of all, you need four tomato slices. Around a quarter inch thick or less so that the seeds will have direct exposure to the soil. Place them flat on top of a large pile of potting soil in your pot.
You should notice a few small seedlings begin to sprout after around two weeks of watering your dirt pile every once in a while.
Move around four or five of the strongest looking seedlings and move them to a separate pot. Wait for these seedlings to grow and remove the ones that are not doing as well, leaving only the two biggest ones.
And there we go, that’s all you need to know in order to grow a tomato plant from overripe or rotten tomatoes. Either keep them in your pot, or transfer them to your backyard or garden and get the whole family involved.
Watch this short video that takes you through the steps to grow your own tomatoes:
Health Benefits of Tomatoes
Carotenoid lycopene is the molecule that makes tomatoes so good at keeping the the cardiovascular system in check. Lycopene fights against the build up of fat in the bloodstream and the arterial walls, something which is considered to be a driving factor in cardiovascular and heart disease.