Judy and I are just back from a short trip to Vancouver, and wanted to share this cool idea/tip we learned about how you can grow tomatoes next year on the cheap.
I’m going to show you several photos, to give you an idea about the space these home farmers dedicate to their annual tomato growing.
The tomatoes were yummy!
We enjoyed them throughout our stay – they made headlines in a colorful salsa while playing a smaller role within the Greek salad with large, yummy slices of Feta.
While there were plenty of other veggies, herbs and fruits growing at Keith and Sue’s place in East Vancouver – seeing Keith’s individual paper towel pieces filled with tomato seeds (below) made me want to learn more.
Now I may be a plant person, but who knew you could grow tomatoes by saving the tomato seeds on paper towels?
According to Keith, it’s not that hard. Yeah well…
OK – the labeling’s not hard. But the follow through: 1. Storing in cool, dark place. 2. Cutting the seeds (Appx. 5-seeds per 4-inch pot and then covering seeds with 1/2 inch of soil). 3. Water daily… (Keith uses a small greenhouse to begin growing his tomato plants in early spring. I think he said watering daily and using bottom heat get his plants powered up in under 2-weeks.)
They Grow Over 40 Abundant Tomato Plants!
Wooden planter beds and open space are dedicated to herbs and veggies. For growing 45-tomato plants there are nine beds each containing 5-tomato plants. No doubt there are always ripening tomatoes here from spring to summer. Inspirational! 🙂