Yeast feeding of tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers - what is the use and how to carry it out

  • Mar 03, 2021
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Good afternoon, my reader. Among the various options for providing berry and vegetable crops with nutrients, yeast feeding is famous. This is due to the inclusion of various minerals, proteins, amino acids important for the development of plants into the yeast composition. When applying, it is important to properly prepare nutrient solutions and apply them in accordance with the recommended dosage.

 Yeast. Illustration for this article is used under a standard license ©
Yeast. Illustration for this article is used under a standard license ©
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The benefits of yeast feeding

The effectiveness of using this type of fertilizer is explained by the wide range of beneficial effects on plants:

  • stimulation of shoot growth;
  • providing plants with useful microelements;
  • activation of the process of root formation;
  • acceleration and increase in the number of roots;
  • assistance in strengthening garden crops, increasing their endurance and ability to quickly adapt to unfavorable external conditions.
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Saplings fed with yeast stretch less, tolerate transplanting well, and take root faster.

Feeding strawberries with yeast

Berry growers require a full range of nutrients. Yeast feeding (foliar and root), which contains not only potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus, but also useful microelements, such as iodine, potassium, can provide it to strawberries. As a result, the resistance of berry bushes to diseases increases, and the adaptation of transplanted strawberry rosettes improves. Nutrients are prepared in two ways:

  1. Pour 5 liters of slightly warmed water into a glass or porcelain container. Thoroughly dilute 150-200 g of fresh yeast in it. Withstand at room conditions for two to three days. Immediately before processing, 0.5 l of the starter culture is diluted in a 7-liter bucket with warm water. 500 ml of nutrient fluid is poured under each strawberry bush.
  2. A standard bag of dry yeast is diluted in 1.5 cups of warm water, adding 2 tbsp with stirring. l. fine granulated sugar. The mixture is infused for 4 hours. After that, the starter culture is poured into a 10-liter bucket with slightly warmed water. For feeding, it is necessary to dissolve 500 ml of yeast concentrate with stirring in 5 liters of settled water. Consumption for each strawberry kut is 500 ml.
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Feeding tomatoes with yeast

Tomatoes require nutrient formulations as soon as the greens develop. It is necessary to combine dry yeast (standard bag) with a glass of sifted ash. Add 5 tsp to the mixture. l. fine sugar and diluted in 0.5 liters of heated water. Withstand 2-3 days. Then the resulting sourdough is diluted with settled water in a ratio of 1:10 and the plants are watered.

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Similar nutrients also have a beneficial effect at the stage of flowering tomatoes. You will need fresh yeast - 100 g, which is thoroughly ground in 50 ml of hot water. Then this mass is poured into a bowl with three liters of water. With stirring add 2-3 tbsp. l. fine sugar and kept warm for two to three days. Before watering tomatoes, it is necessary to dilute a glass of the resulting concentrate in a 10-liter container with settled water.

Feeding cucumbers with yeast

Cucumbers will benefit from yeast feeding during the period of active flowering. Additional nutrition helps to increase the number of ovaries, and also intensifies the development and growth of fruits.

You will need a bag of dry yeast, which, together with 0.5 cups of sugar, are thoroughly dissolved in a 5-liter container of water, settled at room conditions. It is necessary to insist for a week. Immediately before feeding, take a glass of starter culture in a ten-liter bucket of water. Pour one liter of the prepared product under each cucumber bush.

Affordable and easy-to-prepare yeast dressings have a beneficial effect on the development of a variety of vegetable and berry crops. A similar technique can be used not only in open ground conditions, but also in a greenhouse. It is advisable to add nutrient fluid in the evening.

Do you use yeast feed for tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers?

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