The Easiest Way to Grow An Endless Supply of Tomatoes Indoors

Learn how to grow tomatoes indoors in a container with healthy, overripe tomatoes you probably already have sitting inside your fruit basket!

Did you know, all it takes is a week to have your very own tomatoes growing at home?

Did you also know you could have your tomatoes growing from just a few fresh tomato slices?

We have discovered a neat trick to have you growing an endless supply of juicy tomatoes all year round. This method works best with overripe tomatoes.

What You’ll Need:

  • Potting soil or garden mix
  • A large container
  • Fresh ripe tomatoes
  • knife


  1. Fill your container halfway with potting soil – preferably 50% normal garden soil, 30% compost and 20% fine sand for best results.
  2. Slice your fresh tomatoes about 1/4 inch size per slice.
  3. Place the tomato slices on the potting mix. Be sure to fill the container with a reasonable amount of slices.
  4. Cover the tomato slices with a fine layer of potting mix. Make sure you do not cover them with too much soil or have them buried too deep.
  5. Water, the pot thoroughly, leaving it just moist but not too wet.
  6. Keep the pot in partial shade and make sure the potting mix is moist at all times by consistently watering it daily.
  7. After 6-8 days seeds will start to germinate.
  8. After about 15 days, you can them pull out and replant in your garden or in another container. I’d suggest only plant a maximum of 2-3 seedlings per pot.

Tip: Always use large containers for tomato plants for better tomato yield.

Watch the video below for a visual guide on how these tomato slices grow into luscious tomato plants.

How to grow tomatoes indoors in a pot from seedling. Your daily indoor gardening tip - grow tomatoes by placing slices on a potting garden mix and watch it germinate within 7 days!