In case you didn’t know, tomato plants can grow anywhere where it is warm and a little damp. In other words, they are easy to maintain and anyone can grow them at home.

All you need is some patience, adequate sunlight, and water. After a while, you will get a six-foot tall tomato plant with big or cherry size tomatoes!

However, as mentioned above, you need to be patient as tomatoes take a long time to grow. In case you lack strength for this task, think of this like James Bryan: Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration!

This man had an amazing idea which resulted in something very functional and effective. Although his setup seems simple, it is really brilliant!

According to Bryan,

I started on May 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled at the bottom rim and the second row about 10 inches up. Then I buried the can to where the top holes just barely were above the ground and put in 2 shovels full of compost.  

Then I filled the can up with water every 2 days and tried not to water the leaves. These 4 plants became 5 feet and 4 inches tall in less than a month and a half, and were loaded with green tomatoes. There were also about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms.

May 28th

End of June, 3 ft cage

July 9th

The first thing he did was taking a 13-gallonn kitchen garbage can, where he grew the tomato plants. Then, he replaced the can with 5-gallon buckets, as they are much cheaper and easily available.

However, you can also use a larger can as long as you make sure that each plant gets 5 gallons of water weekly. For example, if you use a 5-gallon bucket and plant 2 tomato plants, you should fill the bucket two times weekly.

I grow tomatoes now for the green market, and I have a higher yield per plant than most other growers do,” Bryan says.

Tomato Nutrient Breakdown

Tomatoes are abundant in many nutrients and antioxidants. Among them are:

  • Phosphorus
  • Niacin
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Dietary fiber
  • Folic acid
  • Choline
  • Alpha-lipoic acid
  • Lutein
  • Beta-carotene
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin K

One medium-sized tomato contains approximately 22 calories, 0 grams of fat, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and 6 milligrams of sodium. In addition, it also provides 1% of the RDA of calcium, 2 % of the RDA of iron, 20 % of the RDA or vitamin A, and 40% of the RDA of vitamin C.

Tomatoes are highly versatile produce and they can be eaten raw, added to sandwiches or salads, and even cooked!


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