No way! I would say to those who give petty excuses why they cannot do vegetable gardening this winter season. There is no way that weather can stop me from growing winter tomatoes indoors. Would you like to miss relishing those homegrown tomatoes in your recipe? I guess not.
I will show you how it is possible to grow tomato plant this winter. During this time of the season we normally plant indoor tomato varieties. Commonly the best part of the house is your window-sill. By all means you can always choose where to place your tomato plant as long as it has access to sunlight. Tomato plants exposure to sunlight is our priority and make sure to avoid cold drafts. Sunlight stimulates the sweet flavor and early ripening of your fruit crops.
Basically, growing tomatoes inside during the winter makes it easier for you because you can easily control the climate indoors. You have easy access to isolate the plant when the weather gets extremely unpleasant and change place if the sunlight is accessible by the window.
To start with your gardening pastime, chooses from among the indoor tomato varieties available in malls such as Tiny Tim, Pixie, Patio, or Toy Boy. After which you may prepare a 6-inch pot where you will grow tomato seedlings in. When planting tomato seedlings make sure to provide enough room for the roots to grow and expand. This will aid in forming a sturdy root foundation which will benefit you later on when the plant starts to bear fruit.
Consider the consumption capacity of your family when growing tomatoes inside during the winter days, to enjoy sufficient supply throughout this season. To ensure enough stocks you may plant one to two sets of tomato seedlings with two week intervals.
Secure exposure to direct sunlight whenever possible if you are growing indoor tomato varieties. If that is not possible you may use artificial or fluorescent lights to provide warmth for the tomato seedlings. Directly place the plant 2 inches away from the light at least 18 hours every day.
Use a small container with compost soil to germinate seeds. The use of organic soil is better than regular soil. A healthy organic compost soil can guarantee fresh growing indoor cherry tomatoes. You will know when to transplant your tomato plant, as soon as you see six full grown leaves.
Two weeks after that time you may already perform the transplant to a bigger container of about 4 inches. I suggest you use a fan to provide breeze to the tomato plants winter growth to develop strong roots. Allow exposure of artificial air for 5 - 10 minutes twice a day.
When you start to transplant be certain that you bury the indoor tomato seedlings deep in the pot leaving 4 leaves above the ground. When filling in the soil evenly cover the stem to establish a firm foundation. Press the soil lightly securing compost and root contact. Then sprinkle water to keep the compost soil moist. Prune excess leaves to cut off suckers and pests as well as the non-bearing fruit stems.
Continuously move your indoors growing tomato plants to access sunlight until it starts bearing crisp fruits. Growing winter tomatoes is not only fun, allowing you to savor fresh and succulent tomatoes but also you have a fruit produce all winter