Video: Features Of Growing Tomato On A Windowsill
2023 Author: Ava Durham | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 07:13
The favorite of culinary experts - tomato - can be grown not only in summer. All year round, it can delight with bright, juicy fruits with a delicious aroma. To do this, the tomato must be grown in a pot culture on a windowsill.
You can grow a tomato at home almost all year round, but the best time for sowing is still not earlier than January-February, when lighting conditions improve. In the rest of the autumn-winter months, it is better to grow tomatoes using additional illumination lamps so that the duration of a day with good illumination is at least 10 hours.
Compact, early ripening varieties and hybrids of tomatoes are best suited for growing at home. These include Bullfinch, Titmouse, Boni-MM, Betta, Alaska, Biathlon, Pot Red, Pot Orange, Balcony Miracle, Room Surprise.
The technology for growing indoor tomatoes in the early stages is standard. For sowing, a light, nutritious, organic-rich soil is chosen, in which grooves are made at a distance of 2 cm from each other, with a depth of about 2 cm. The seeds are laid out at a distance of 1.5 cm from each other and covered with a loose sifted substrate, after which the containers are covered with a film … The temperature before emergence should be 18-25 ° C. When the first shoots appear, the film should be removed, and the temperature should be maintained at 16-18 ° C so that the seedlings do not stretch out. It is during this period that it is necessary to connect additional lighting lamps in order to create optimal light conditions.
It is advisable to grow indoor tomatoes with a pick; for this, in the phase of 1-2 true leaves, the tomatoes are transplanted from the sowing container into pots. Seedlings should be spilled immediately before diving to make it easier to get them out of the ground. It is not worth spilling seedlings in advance so that they do not become fragile. Hands make a depression in the soil, where the seedling is placed, and press it with the soil so that no air pockets remain. You can check the strength of the location of the seedling in the pot by slightly pulling on it. If the seedling is easily displaced or even pulled out, it must be sown again. Elongated seedlings can be cut deeper - almost under the cotyledon leaves. After picking, the seedlings should be lightly sprinkled with water. In intense sun, after a dive, the seedlings should be shaded.
During the period of growing seedlings, a combination of high temperature and low light is unacceptable - the plants will stretch. At low temperatures and excessive humidity, immature seedlings in the initial period of growth can get sick with a black leg, with a combination of high temperature and high humidity, the plants are delicate, fragile.
It is worth watering the seedlings in the first half of the day, avoiding waterlogging so that the water penetrates to the roots. It is good to carry out top dressing with complex fertilizer Lux, Aminosol or Solution. The last watering before planting seedlings in a permanent place is carried out no later than 1 day in advance.
The container for planting tomatoes must be at least 40 cm deep and in diameter, drainage must be placed on the bottom, and only after that fill the container with soil. Seedlings are planted a little deeper than they grew in a pot. After 10 days, they start feeding using the fertilizers Solution, Aminosol and Lux before fruiting, and with the beginning of fruiting - Tomato Crystal, Organic-mineral mixture for strawberries and wild strawberries, Aminosol, Aquarin, Humate + 7 iodine.
For better fruit setting, the brushes should be shaken periodically during flowering. As a rule, potted tomatoes do not require pinching and shaping. The fruits of the tomato should be removed as they ripen, not allowing them to overripe on the plant.
Among tomatoes, small-fruited and cherry are the sweetest. Try and treat your friends!
Agronomist Lipilina I. V., Gavrish company
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