Vegetables

How to do the sowing tomatoes

How much to water the tomato

For the tomato plant, there are no strict rules regarding watering. At the time of decanting it is necessary to water regularly, after this first phase give water occasionally. After rooting, we start again with watering regularly reaching the ripening of the tomatoes. In fact, once they have matured, frequent irrigation is no longer necessary, except during periods of scorching heat. Keep in mind that tomato plants only absorb water from the side, so they draw the resources they need only as it penetrates the earth. Plantations placed indoors will not be able to use rain, so remember to wet at all times that the soil is dehydrated around the plants.

Sowing and cultivation of tomatoes


The seeds should be planted about six weeks before the end of winter. They should be placed two centimeters deep in small pots. After they have sprouted they need light. The pH of the soil must be slightly acid. In February, sowing is done in a germinator, it is important that the temperature is around seventeen degrees. The seeds should be spaced about an inch from each other, covered with a layer of earth and watered moderately with a sprayer. Once the seeds have been placed, the soil must always be moist. Later when they grow, you must leave one per pot, choosing the most robust one. During growth, it is necessary to tie the seedlings to supports positioned vertically at regular distances.

How and when to fertilize


Once the plants reach flowering, it is necessary to help set the fruits. Wait for noon and gently shake the supports to drop the pollen. Bushy plants don’t need this treatment. Fertilization is done when the fruits begin to increase in size. Use a suitable liquid fertilizer or matured manure to be spread during the winter or towards the end of autumn. Strictly follow the instructions on the packaging. In some cases this fertilization operation is not necessary, especially if the soil is naturally rich in nutrients and previously dug and aired. Keep in mind that overdoing the fertilization will facilitate the overproduction of foliage, decreasing the fruiting of the plants.

How to sow tomatoes: Exposure, diseases and remedies


Tomato plants need a lot of sunlight and heat, so it is advisable to expose them in the sunniest spot possible. Unfortunately it is a plant that could be attacked by various diseases, from sowing to fruiting. One of these is called potato rust and it shows dark spots on the fruits, deteriorating them. The defense is to collect the leaves and fruits at the first symptoms and use fungicidal products. Leaf mold is also dangerous and if it occurs, infected leaves must be eliminated immediately and the plants must be better ventilated. Irregular watering can cause rot up to the breaking of the fruits. Snails attack plants and can be eliminated with traps.

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