Grow tomatoes indoors by picking a variety grows well in containers, starting the seeds in a small pot, placing the plants in a sunny spot, transplanting the seedlings to larger pots, fertilizing the seedlings and staking the plants. You need a dowel, tomato seeds, fertilizer and two pots.Continue Reading
Pick a tomato variety that grows well in containers, such as a plant that produces small fruits. Determinate varieties produce fruits that grow and ripen only once, which makes these plants easier to care for in a container.
Add potting mix to small pots. Place each seed in a 1/4-inch-deep hole. Water the plant enough that the soil remains moist.
Place the pots in an area that reaches between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. A warming mat or radiator are good spots. Once the seeds germinate, place them in a spot that receives plenty of sunlight.
Once the seedlings reach 3 inches in height, transfer them to larger pots.
After two weeks, fertilize the plants.
Water the plants regularly. As the plants grow, turn the pots every day so that the sunlight reaches all parts of the plant evenly.
If you are using an indeterminate variety of plants that continuously produces fruit, stake the plants as needed with a dowel or trellis.