Plant it down to just shortly above the first leaves. Dig into soil about 1 foot deep and mix in aged manure or compost. Cut a slice about 0.5 inches thick. The best way to ensure that the tomato plant builds good roots is by planting the small tomato plant deep. Remove the seeds from a ripe tomato and soak them for 14 hours in tepid water. Two weeks before planting your tomato plants outdoors, beef up that soil! Do not set out tomato plants until all danger of frost has passed. 4. When planting a tomato seedling, remove the bottom few sets of leaves, and dig a hole deep enough so that most of the plant is buried in the planting hole. Planting Sliced Tomato: Place your slice of tomato on top of potting mix in a small pot or container. Planting seeds from fresh tomatoes is no harder than planting store-bought seeds. Although tomatoes are always classified as heavy feeders, this can be misleading. Laying the plant on its side is okay, but angle it so that very top remains above ground. When you do plant tomatoes, plant a little deeper than they come in the pot, all the way up to the top few leaves! Everyone loves the taste of ripe tomatoes from a home garden.And you can get a head start on your summer crop by starting seeds in the house. Set the plant in the hole deeply enough so that two-thirds of it is buried. In fact, our heirloom tomato crop is by far the most utilized of all of the vegetables we grow. Determinate varieties will produce one large crop, and then die off towards the end of the season. How to Grow Tomatoes From Slices Choose a Tomato: Choose a large, ripe tomato. Planting . Step 4: Bury Two-Thirds of the Tomato Plant. It's easy, it's fast, and perfect for beginner gardeners! Growing Zones. Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable to grow in the home garden, and there’s nothing quite like sliced tomatoes on a sandwich when picked fresh from the garden. But if you’re looking to preserve tomatoes or make sauces, then you might want to grow more. If you’re looking to have a few tomatoes on hand for sandwiches, then you shouldn’t need more than 2-3 plants. Roots will sprout all along the buried stem to make a stronger plant. Growing a badge-of-honor tomato starts with choosing the perfect variety, sowing it properly, and providing a little TLC until it sets root. Buy healthy, green plants that are 6 to 8 inches tall. Transplant fall tomatoes in the garden about 100 days before the first expected frost. Most families need only a few plants, so it is best to buy plants and not grow them from seed. We have a large garden and usually grow about 2-3 flats of tomatoes. The Spruce / K. Dave. Planting Tomatoes. That means, a good part of the stem that was in there when the plant grew from the seedling is now in the earth. Cover the tomato slice with about an inch of soil and pat down. 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