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#49776 September 25th, 2006 at 04:43 AM
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I just found tomato seedlings growing from a cherry tomato that I had thrown in the compost. (I guess my compost is better than I thought!) Anyway, is there any chance of them maturing? If I put them in a container and continue them indoors when the weather turns?

#49777 September 25th, 2006 at 05:24 AM
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i found the same thing last week! i just left it in there, but i'm going to move it when absolutely neccessary. I'm going to try to keep it indoors, but some people say it will be fine, and others say it will die. I don't know what to think!
I'll just have to hope for the best...

Good luck to ya'! thumbup

#49778 September 25th, 2006 at 05:34 AM
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I always have volunteers coming up everywhere. Kinda neat, but if the seedling is from seed from a hybrid cherry tomato plant, then the chance of the fruit resembling it's parent are very slim and most times they taste terrible. Also, trying to grow tomato plants indoors, especially indeterminate types, which this seedling will most likely be, is very difficult and probably not worth the trouble. They need a great deal of light and a windowsill will not provide that. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Amy, but it can't hurt to go ahead and try just for the experience. thumbup

#49779 September 25th, 2006 at 05:39 AM
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Bummer... frown

#49780 September 25th, 2006 at 10:36 PM
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I agree with John, it's not impossible, cause I've had one or two members who grow stuff inside, but it takes alot of effort...
Depends on what you want to put into it...
I encourage experimenting.. but be forwarned like John said..
There are two gardener's here, *they haven't been here in a bit, but if you do a SEARCH on "Noneofyourbusiness" and "endoftheworld"
They both garden indoors, and something they've posted mayyyyyyyy help...
but if you do, please let us know how it turns out, we love updates...

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Also Amy, there are certain varieties like 'Micro Tom' or 'Hahms Gelbe Topftomate' that only grow to 6-8" tall that may be better to experiment with. I will be growing HGT next year for the first time.

#49782 October 1st, 2006 at 02:18 AM
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Just wanted to remind everybody that tomato leaves and stems are badly toxic to pets.
But I hope you do have success with the indoor tomatoes.
I agree-give it a shot ! kit

#49783 October 1st, 2006 at 02:21 AM
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John, next year I'm going to try Micro Tom as a conversation patio piece and Riesentraube-the one that makes zillions of teeny tomatoes.
I LOVE to take my sea salt outside and snack on warm little tomatoes.

#49784 October 1st, 2006 at 02:59 AM
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I LOVE to take my sea salt outside and snack on warm little tomatoes.
There IS nothing better... thumbup thumbup thumbup

#49785 October 1st, 2006 at 03:07 AM
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I have tiny tim tomatoes growing inside this year. I have my fingers crossed.

#49786 October 1st, 2006 at 04:03 AM
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TK's gonna take her salt shaker into the bathroom ! laugh


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