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      SWEETIE TOMATO SEEDS PLUS GROWING INSTRUCTIONS AND RECIPES- Pediatric Fundraiser

      SWEETIE TOMATO SEEDS PLUS GROWING INSTRUCTIONS AND RECIPES- Pediatric Fundraiser

      Regular price $10.00 USD
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      THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE PEDIATRIC GIVING MISSION

      *Please, do not take a discount on your donation*

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      Grow them in the house in pots, no matter what time of the year it is!

       

      Seeds come in an airtight capsule for safe keeping!

      INCLUDES SEEDS, GROWING INSTRUCTIONS AND RECIPES!

      QUICK GROWING (65-70 days!) AND NUTRITIOUS..PERFECT SURVIVAL VEGGIE THAT I HAVE ALSO GROWN IN MY HOUSE!

       

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      Boasting 12-14% sugar content, cherry red Sweetie tomatoes are the perfect size for salads and snacking, or sweet enough for preservative-free canning and juicing!

      Sweetie is a super-sweet red cherry tomato that has a firm texture and flesh with a high sugar content.

      Very vigorous plants set massive amounts of 1-1.5" fruits.

      Perfect for fresh eating in salads or just popping them in your mouth!

      Sweetie is a reliable producer and a must try for any cherry tomato lover.

       

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      Sweetie tomatoes, with their petite size and sweet flavor, are a delightful choice for indoor growing. Here's a guide specifically tailored to growing sweetie tomatoes indoors:

      1. Selecting the Right Variety:

        • Sweetie tomatoes, also known as "grape" or "cherry" tomatoes, are well-suited for indoor growing due to their compact size and prolific fruit production. Look for specific varieties labeled as "Sweetie" or "Sweet Million" for best results.
      2. Starting Seeds or Seedlings:

        • You can start sweetie tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your intended planting date...I just grow mine in the house all year long. Use our high-quality seeds and start them in seed-starting trays or small pots filled with seed-starting mix.

      3. Choosing Containers:

        • Select containers that are at least 12-18 inches deep and have drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Choose lightweight containers made of plastic or resin if you plan to move them around indoors.
      4. Providing Adequate Light:

        • Sweetie tomatoes require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive. Place your indoor plants near a south-facing window where they can receive ample sunlight.
        • If natural light is limited, supplement with artificial grow lights to provide the necessary light intensity. Position grow lights 6-12 inches above the plants and adjust the duration of light to mimic natural daylight hours.
      5. Planting and Care:

        • Fill the containers with well-draining potting soil mixed with compost or organic matter to provide nutrients for the sweetie tomatoes.
        • Plant sweetie tomato seedlings or transplants deep in the soil, burying the stem up to the first set of leaves to encourage strong root development.
        • Water sweetie tomato plants consistently, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Use a saucer or tray beneath the containers to catch excess water and prevent water damage to indoor surfaces.
        • Fertilize sweetie tomato plants regularly with a balanced fertilizer formulated for vegetables, following the manufacturer's recommendations for application.
      6. Support and Pruning:

        • Provide support for sweetie tomato plants to prevent them from sprawling or toppling over. Use stakes, trellises, or cages to support the plants as they grow.
        • Prune sweetie tomato plants regularly to remove suckers (small side shoots) that develop in the leaf axils. This helps promote better air circulation and prevents overcrowding.
      7. Pollination: 

        • Indoor sweetie tomato plants may require manual pollination since they lack outdoor pollinators like bees. Gently shake the tomato plants or use a small paintbrush to transfer pollen between flowers.
      8. Harvesting:

        • Harvest sweetie tomatoes when they are fully ripe and have reached their desired color and firmness. Sweetie tomatoes should be firm yet slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet, flavorful taste.
        • Enjoy your homegrown sweetie tomatoes fresh in salads, snacks, or any other dishes you desire.

      With proper care and attention, you can successfully grow sweetie tomatoes indoors and enjoy a bountiful harvest of sweet, flavorful tomatoes year-round.

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      Sweetie tomatoes are versatile and delicious, perfect for adding sweetness and flavor to a variety of dishes. Here are a few recipe ideas to make the most of your homegrown sweetie tomatoes:

      1. Caprese Salad Skewers:

        • Thread sweetie tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves onto skewers.
        • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil.
        • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
        • Serve as an appetizer or light snack.
      2. Sweetie Tomato Bruschetta:

        • Toast slices of crusty bread until golden brown.
        • Rub each slice with a clove of garlic and drizzle with olive oil.
        • Top with halved sweetie tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, and a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar.
        • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
      3. Sweetie Tomato Pasta:

        • Cook your favorite pasta according to package instructions.
        • In a skillet, sauté minced garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil until fragrant.
        • Add halved sweetie tomatoes to the skillet and cook until softened.
        • Toss the cooked pasta with the sweetie tomato mixture, fresh basil, and grated Parmesan cheese.
        • Serve hot with additional Parmesan cheese on top.
      4. Stuffed Sweetie Tomatoes:

        • Slice the tops off of sweetie tomatoes and hollow out the centers.
        • In a bowl, mix together cooked quinoa, diced cucumber, crumbled feta cheese, chopped fresh parsley, and lemon juice.
        • Stuff the mixture into the hollowed-out sweetie tomatoes.
        • Serve as a light and refreshing appetizer or side dish.
      5. Sweetie Tomato and Avocado Salad:

        • Combine halved sweetie tomatoes, diced avocado, thinly sliced red onion, and crumbled goat cheese in a bowl.
        • Drizzle with a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and honey.
        • Season with salt, pepper, and chopped fresh basil or cilantro.
        • Toss gently to coat and serve as a refreshing salad.
      6. Sweetie Tomato Gazpacho:

        • Blend together sweetie tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt until smooth.
        • Chill the gazpacho in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
        • Garnish with chopped cucumber, sweetie tomato halves, and a drizzle of olive oil.

      These are just a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to get creative and experiment with sweetie tomatoes in your favorite recipes!

       

       

       

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