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Planting Tomatoes

Martha Stewart
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Teaching your children where and how they get their food will encourage them to choose the right foods as they get older. Try planting tomatoes in containers with your children; it’s a perfect way to get them interested in growing their own food.

Tools and Materials

  • Tomato-plant 
container with drainage holes

  • Potting soil

  • Eggshells

  • Ziploc bag 
and trowel

  • Herbs (optional)

Planting Tomatoes How-To

  1. When planting tomatoes, make sure your container has drainage holes. Fill the container with potting mix.
  2. Crush eggshells in a Ziploc bag (eggshells provide sulphur to plants to prevent end rot).
  3. Dig a hole in the potting soil for your plant and sprinkle the crushed eggshells at the bottom of the hole. Plant tomato plant on top of eggshells. Fill in with soil and press firmly around plant. Add herbs, such as basil, parsley, and chives, if desired.

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