How long can a tomato plant live inside?

How long can a tomato plant live inside?

Postby warrick92 » March 26th, 2012, 4:06 am

I have a vine tomato plant I started from seed last spring (2011) and it is still growing and producing tomatoes! they are kinda small though.

I have it inside where it has been growing since last year
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Will it continue to grow or just peter-off and die? I thought tomato plants were annuals.

do you think I should let it grow.
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How long can a tomato plant live inside?

Postby jung-hwa77 » March 26th, 2012, 4:07 am

Yes, as long as watered regularly and is kept in warm temperatures.

You can make a tomato plant thrive indoors and even produce fruit if you assist in the pollination of the flowers with a very small paint brush. A friend has a tomato plant in his kitchen that is 3 years old and still bears fruit. It will require you to add fertilizer to the water supply. If you water with tap water, let the water sit or breathe for at least 24 hours to allow the chlorine content to evaporate before using it to water your plants. If not, the chlorine can kill or severely weaken the plant. The plant must be an indeterminate variety. This means that the tomato will continue to grow till it is killed. Determinate varieties will grow only for one growing season, then stop producing fruit.
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