Have you got a difficult time growing tomato plants? Do you need some tomato growing tips to help you get the finest harvest ever? I’m on the point of revealing my best tomato growing tips, beginning with the seeds.
Growing tomato plants is not that difficult and it’s very rewarding. You’ll find a giant spread of tomato plant seed packets and it is great to play around with the different varieties you find.
Start out growing tomato plants about 6 to 8 weeks which is mostly early spring before you propose to plant them in an external garden. You may place the tomato plant into a pot that can be placed in the daylight. Scatter your seeds thinly over potting compost placed in a tray. Tomato seeds like warm conditions so you’ll want to keep your tray in a warm area or in a windowsill. You may also add cling film over the tray to keep the soil from drying out. Once the seeds start to appear, remove the cling film. Tomato plants like damp soil but watch out not too over water seeds.
Tomato plants also love sunlight. If you’re growing your seeds in a tray on a windowsill, make sure that you turn the tray every day or two. This can make sure that all of the plants gain access to the light and grow uniformly. Tomato plants will also grow towards the light so if they’re not receiving enough light, they may grow bent. Tomato plants can also grow thin and leggy if they do not receive enough light while inside.
When seeds have grown to be about 1 to 2 inches high, it’s time to transplant them from the tray to individual pots. Punctiliously separate each seedling being cautious not to damage the roots. You need to lift the seeds by the leaves and not the stem because they are able to simply get damaged at this young stage.
Place the seeds in a hole in the soil which is big enough for its roots. Back fill the hole with compost and water the seedling instantly. Gently press the compost around the roots to be sure that the roots have good contact with the soil. The seeds should continue to be kept within the sunlight and turned if the sunlight is uneven. When the seeds have grown to be about sic to eight crawled tall, you need to transplant them again into bigger pots. During these final phases, you can toughen off the seedlings before placing them into an outside garden. Toughening them off essentially means to get them used to the outdoor temperature which is tougher to control then the inside temperature you were growing your seedlings at. Place seeds outside in the sun for a few hours every day to toughen them off.
When seedlings finally grow at least 6 leaves and the weather is warm enough for them to be transplanted to an outside garden, bury the seeds within the soil that that only the top four leaves are showing. Since tomato plants can develop roots all along the stem, burying the stems deep into the ground will ensure that your tomato plants grow powerful root systems. This can create a stronger plant that can better face up to the weight of the fruit. As the weight of the fruit brings down a weaker plant, the fruit will touch the ground and become rotten. A stronger plant means a better harvest and crop.
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