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Growing Tomatoes for Kids

Tomatoes are a great veggie for kids to grow, as they don’t require much space and can be grown out in a garden or balcony, as long as there’s plenty of sunlight. They’ll take a couple of months to grow, but once they’re ready, they produce plenty to pick for snacks, salads and sauces!

 

What you need:

  • A large pot or two
  • Bamboo canes
  • String
  • Compost from your local garden centre
  • A tomato plant seedling (or seeds)

 

What to do:

  1. Put the compost in your pot
  2. Dig a really deep hole in the pot using a stick or trowel
  3. Pop your tomato plant seedling in the hole and fill with more compost. (If you want to grow tomatoes from seed you’d need to sow March / April.)
  4. Stick a bamboo cane in the soil next to the plant so it has a support as it grows, when it gets taller you can tie it gently to the cane with string
  5. Water it well and often, tomatoes love moisture and sunlight
  6. After about eight weeks you’ll be able to pick your juicy tomatoes, and enjoy!

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