Growing Tomatoes Indoors
Tips on Growing Indoor Tomatoes
If you want to learn how to look after tomatoes in an indoor garden, you are in the right place. Here I will share what to consider when growing tomatoes indoors and how to start.
Can you grow tomatoes indoors at home and is it worth your time?
Yes, you can grow tomatoes indoors. But take into consideration that growing tomatoes indoors requires a bit more attention than growing them outside. Apart from the regular tomato care such as watering, pruning, staking and mulching, your indoor tomatoes will require grow lights and support with pollination. You should also consider some practical matters.
What to consider before deciding to grow tomatoes at home:
- Time involved
- Increased electricity bills
- Space requirements
- Water bills
Apart from the above, when growing tomatoes indoors with limited space, you may want to consider growing upside-down tomatoes.
If you want to grow bush tomatoes indoors, you will need fluorescent cool white or LED grow light bulbs and high pressure sodium light. Tomato plants need these to grow, start flowering and produce fruits.
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Tomato plants also need stable humidity and temperature, neither too hot nor too cool. The lighting system can increase the room temperature, so if the temperature indoors is already high, you may need a cooling system. You may also want to consider using an indoor tomato growing system, e.g. hydroponic system, other soilless systems, a smart indoor garden or a vertical indoor garden.
This obviously is optional equipment, but it’s worth mentioning. This can be a good option if you aren’t a very attentive gardener but want to grow tomatoes indoors. The system makes it easier to provide nutrients to the plants, to balance the Ph and can help your produce really nice yields.
How do indoor tomatoes pollinate?
Indoor tomatoes need a strong airflow around to polinate. A simple solution is using a fan to move the air and the pollen between flowers.
How much does it cost to grow tomatoes at home?
In this article you will find out about: The cost of equipment to grow tomatoes at home.