Here’s how to grow juicy and tasty tomatoes.
Saw your tomato seeds in March or April. It takes about two months from sowing the seeds until it is time to plant the plants. If you do not have enough daylight at home, a plant lamp is needed that shines on your plants indoors. Tomato plants love light, heat, nutrition and water!
The right kind in the right place
Generally, all tomatoes want to be in a sunny position and protected from the wind. Tomatoes thrive when it’s hot. They prefer to have a constant temperature of around 20-30 degrees. But there are varieties that have hardened and can withstand down to 10 degrees.
You can see your tomato seeds in:
- Pre-purchased mini-houses
- Small pots
- Grape cartons
- Milk packaging
You can actually see anything. But there should be small holes in the bottom so that any excess water can drain.
When the plant has grown up and is manageable, it must be planted in new nutritious soil. Plant half the plant under ground as it promotes root development. And also gives tomato clusters further down on the plant.
Do this with your tomato plant
Fill a large pot or bucket with holes in the bottom about half with cultivator soil. And put the whole plant lump a bit deeper than it has been before, so new roots grow out of the trunk. The plant then becomes stronger. Fill with soil. Do not press slightly on the ground on the root ball.
Set the plant sunny for example. on the balcony or patio. Water regularly, keep the soil moist, the soil should not stand dry or wet. Supplements nutrition. Shake the plant lightly when flowering to increase pollination. Remove thieves (the side shoots that grow out in the leaf folds, they take power from the plant). Shrub and amputate tomatoes need not be thawed.
Should you grow in a pot on the balcony or the window frame, bush tomatoes are best suited.
Freshly picked tomatoes taste best. Let the tomatoes mature properly before picking them for the best taste. Pick few tomatoes several times a week instead of storing them indoors. Tomatoes lose flavor from being stored, as storage reduces their natural sugar content.