Posted on: July 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm
Last updated: May 7, 2018 at 11:02 am

There’s nothing worse than opening your fridge to find rotting, overripe tomatoes. However, instead of throwing them in the garbage, you can use them to grown an unlimited supply of fresh, organic tomatoes. Watch this quick, two-minute video to see how you can do it.

Growing a Tomato Plant With Rotten Tomatoes

As you can see in the above video, growing tomato plants is incredibly easy and requires nothing more than a pot, some dirt and some overripe tomato slices.

To start off, you need four tomato slices. They need to be around a quarter inch thick or less so that the seeds found in them will have direct exposure to the soil. Place them flat on top of a large pile of potting soil in your pot.



Next, you need to cover those four slices with another light layer of dirt. You want to make sure that this layer of dirt is as thin as possible while still covering the tomatoes, as if it is too thick the tomato plants will not be able to sprout.

After around two weeks of watering your dirt pile every once in a while. you should notice a few small seedlings begin to sprout.

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Choose around four or five of the biggest, strongest looking seedlings and move them to a separate pot. Wait for these seedlings to grow and remove the ones that are not doing as well, leaving only the two biggest ones.



There you have it, that’s all you need to know in order to grow a tomato plant from overripe tomatoes. You can either keep them in your pot, or transfer them to your backyard or garden.

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in a variety of health beneficial vitamins and nutrients, making it one of the best fruits to have readily available, especially when being cultivated without the use of pesticides!


The tomato’s antioxidant properties make it great for protecting against a variety of disease, most notably ones that target the cardiovascular system, such as heart disease. Vitamin C and E, both of which can be found in tomatoes, provide critical support to the cardiovascular system.

However, it is the carotenoid lycopene that makes tomatoes so good at protecting the cardiovascular system. Lycopene fights against the build up of fat in the bloodstream and the arterial walls, something which is considered to be a driving factor in cardiovascular and heart disease.

For more information on the health benefits of different fruits, click here.

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