Cherry tomato plants produce small, round fruits suitable for fresh eating and salads.
According to the University of California, a single plant will produce enough fruit for one family, if the plant receives proper care.
These warm-season plants grow well in containers. Beginners can grow cherry tomatoes in pots with great success.
Cherry tomato seeds germinate quickly and require relatively little care when started inside.
How to grow cherry tomato from seeds at home?
1. Fill the trays with potting medium to 1 inch from the top and smooth the top with your hand. Water the medium thoroughly but do not saturate it; this helps the soil settle more evenly in the trays.
2. Poke holes with a pencil tip about 1/2 inch deep and 1 inch apart in the planting medium and drop one cherry tomato seed in each.
3. Bring the soil lightly over the seeds. Cover the trays with clear plastic film, leaving one end slightly open to allow for air circulation.
4. Place trays in a dark, warm area with a constant temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit until the seeds germinate and appear through the soil’s surface.
5. Remove the plastic film from the trays, and place them on the stand under the grow lights and turn them on as the natural daylight diminishes.
6. Position the trays about 6 inches below the lights, adjusting this distance by several inches to avoid plant burn if you use high-wattage light bulbs.
7. Transplant the seedlings when they are about 4 to 5 inches tall into their permanent growing containers.
8. Tap on the tomatoes’ flowers once they open to help fertilize the plants, a step accomplished outdoors by bees and wind.
9. Stake plants up to keep them upright so their stems don’t bend and break under the weight of the tomatoes.
10. Harvest the tomatoes as they ripen to encourage the plants to keep producing.
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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
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