Growing tomato seedlings from fresh tomatoes

Nature knows best!

An easy and effective way to grow tomato seedlings is to plant a slice of fresh tomato in compost and allow the seeds to just sprout naturally.

Choose a tasty tomato, chop a slice and plant covered with multipurpose compost in a pot on the windowsill. I tried this method and was very impressed. Half a cherry tomato produced 40 seedlings!

Tomato seeds do need a little heat to germinate so cover with clingflm and place in the sun or use a propagator.

If you try this method, let us know how you get on!