I was having dinner with family at a farm to table restaurant a few weeks ago. I was having a salad and as I was about to scoop up a tiny cherry tomato into my mouth, I realized I could plant the seeds from this baby. So i carefully wrapped the tomato in a paper towel and dropped it in my purse. Nuts, i know! The husband stared at me incredulously for a minute and then went on about his meal.
The little guy had so many seeds inside. I washed and dried them out. And because it took quite an effort to acquire it, I just had to plant them all.
5 days after sowing.
I decided to experiment with the the seed starting mediums that I used. Each tiny container (i used yogurt containers and the bottom halves of water / juice bottles) housed a different potting medium and about 3 seeds.
Only the seeds in the sand mix have not germinated. I think it is because the seeds got washed up when i watered it. Or it could be that tomatoes don’t grow well in sandy soil?
Garbage soil on the other hand, is a mix of a variety of soils, orgamix, ramgo, unknown soil, all from failed experiments. I guess the soil was not the problem, my seeds must have been duds.
Coco dust has been said to be a good medium for seed starting because it is “fluffy” allowing the roots space to grow and take hold. It is lacking in nutrition, however, which means I will have to repot it into a better mix at some point.