I have. here, read casual references to "bringing in tomato plants".
This year, I have a zillion volunteer tomato plants, mostly the cherry
varieties. Can I bring any of them indoors, treat them like sun-
loving house plants and expect any of them to bear useful fruit?
oz, down with a nasty cold
How huge are your windows, and which way do they face? Tomatoes want full
sun, and unless you have a very fortunate window arrangement, you'll need to
augment the natural light with plant lights. Probably 1000-2000 watts would
That will cost more than a packet of seeds.
If light is the only critical element, I think it will work. They
would be in a large window facing due south of a room with white walls
and large mirrors -- light bouncing all over the place. It is a guest
Unfortunately, the brightest full sun in the house is still not as
strong a candle light than the light shade of outdoors. Tomatoes need
full sun for at least 7 hours a day, directly. You could never
provide that in the house unless it's a greenhouse. I do plan to
bring in my tomatoes to the greenhouse. They are heirlooms so their
fruit is absolutely impossible to buy anywhere at the market. Even IN
the greenhouse, if it is cloudy for several days in a row, the plant
will not set fruit. Try it, but don't expect anything.
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