Tomatoes are not that hard to grow (although they take a longer time); they’re incredibly productive, versatile in the kitchen, and so delicious off the vine.
Preparing for your journey
- Collect yourself. Bring your kit into focus and familiarize yourself with its contents.
- Pick a good location. Tomatoes are heat-seeking sun lovers. Place them somewhere they can get at least 6 hours of full sun daily.
- If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant them in clean soil, use organic fertilizers, don’t use insecticides, and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.
How to plant tomato
- Sow the seeds. Lay the seeds on the soil bed and cover. Plant at least 5 seeds about ½ inch deep into a single pot.
- Keep it moist. Leaving the pot completely open will allow to much heat to enter and moisture to escape, causing fewer seeds or no seeds to germinate. To prevent this, use a clear plastic bag or wrap, spray the inside with water, and use it to cover the pot. Secure it with a rubber band so the seeds can properly germinate. When your seeds germinate, remove the plastic bag.
- Our Signature Potting Mix is designed to retain moisture, but you must still water your plant at least twice a day. During the dry seasons, you may water your plant freely.
- Make sure the water reaches the roots! Place a tray or saucer under your pot so you can water your plant without spillage.
- Thin your seedlings. Give each plant room to grow. Remove plants that are growing too close together, leaving one plant left to grow in a single pot. You may discard the others or you may transplant them to another pot. Note that transplanting them may damage the roots of the plant, lowering its survival rate.
- Only perform thinning after the emergence of 3 to 4 true leaves.
- Transplanting. When your plant reaches at least 6 inches, transfer it to a new pot to allow the roots to fully develop. Use tomato stakes or cages so they have something to climb on to. Some tomatoes may reach up to 6 feet, so adjust the stakes or cages as they grow.
Feeding your tomato
- Fertilize your plant. Fertilizers help your plant fight harmful pathogens and become its best self. When your tomato germinates or sprouts in about 5-8 days, use Morning Miracle and Bloom Serum.
- Bury 1 Morning Miracle caplet in the soil close to your seedlings twice a week. Be careful not to destroy their roots.
- Apply 5 drops of Bloom Serum on your plant twice a week. You may drop the serum on the leaves and flowers to ensure healthy growth.
- Water your plant generously after dosages of Morning Miracle and Bloom Serum. Our signature fertilizers are highly concentrated!
Tip: Our signature plant food are rich with live micro-organisms. Store them in a cool dark, and dry area. Read more about our signature plant food here!
How to harvest tomato
- You may harvest your vegetables while they’re still green or pick them off when they’re red. Pick tomatoes often (1-2 days, in some cases). Tomatoes usually produce flowers within 2 months and bear fruits within 3-4 months.
How to store tomato
- Keep your tomatoes in a cool place. Avoid the sun, if you can. The rays warm the tomatoes, which could cause them to ripen even more. Keeping them in the fridge may also be too cold. They’ll damage the flavour, texture, and even the color by halting enzyme activity.
The journey of planting is best enjoyed with others. Teach your family and friends. Let them taste your harvest.