One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes!
You just need some patience, water, and adequate sunlight. And, after a certain period, you will get a six-foot tall tomato plant with cherry or big size tomatoes!
Tomatoes take a long time to grow and as mentioned above, you need to be patient. And if you think that you are not capable of it, think of this like James Bryan: Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!
The idea of this man resulted in something very functional and effective. His setup is simple and really brilliant!
“On May 28th, I started planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled at the bottom rim and the second row about 10 inches up. I buried the can with the top holes barely above the ground and put in 2 shovels full of compost.
End of June, 3 ft cage
Every 2 days I filled the can up with water and tried not to water the leaves. In less than a month and a half, these 4 plants became 5 feet and 4 inches tall and had green tomatoes. Also, there were a hundred sets of tomato blossoms.”
First of all, you need to take a 13-gallon kitchen garbage can, where you can grow the tomato plants. Then, replace the can with 5-gallon buckets, as they are cheaper and easily available.
Also, you can use a larger can. But make sure that each plant gets 5 gallons of water per week. If you use a 5-gallon bucket and plant 2 tomato plants, fill the bucket two times per week.
Tomato Nutrient Breakdown
Tomatoes are full of nutrients and antioxidants. Among them are:
- Dietary fiber
- Folic acid
- Alpha-lipoic acid
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin K
One tomato-medium sized, has 22 calories, 0gr fat, 1gr dietary fiber, 1gr protein, 5gr carbohydrates, and 6mg sodium. It also provides 1% of the RDA of calcium, 2% of the RDA of iron, 20% of the RDA of vitamin A, and 40% of the RDA of vitamin C.
Source: Best Healthy Guide