What you need to tomatoes in August-September

  • Dec 24, 2019

One of the most popular vegetable crops from farmers and gardeners is the tomato. Accordingly, the requirements for yield and appearance of these vegetables to meet high.

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Complex fertilizers

At the end of the summer season in order to maintain good yields, there are different fertilizing, mainly complex fertilizers. When tomatoes enter into fruit bearing stage, for their supply liquid fertilizer can be prepared on the basis of the ash, iodine and boric acid.

Recipe of complex fertilizers:

  • Prepare 5 liters of hot water.
  • Add to it 1.5-2 liters of ash.
  • The composition of the mix well and allow to cool.
  • Bring the mixture to 10 liters by addition of water at room temperature.
  • The resulting composition add iodine vial (10 mL) and the package the boric acid (10 g).
  • Obtain funds mix well.
  • Infuse mixture of 1 day.

This composition is a concentrate. In a direct application of the fertilizer prepared composition is diluted with tap water in a ratio of 1:10, i.e. 1 L of concentrated fertilizer required to take 10 l water. As part of this dressing contains many useful elements, because of what stage of fruiting occurs much earlier and tomatoes become immune to malicious diseases such as late blight.

Working fertilizer mixture is injected under the root in the range of 1 liter.

Caring for Tomatoes

With further growth of tomatoes must be tied, which will contribute to uniform illumination plants and better ventilation, because under these conditions is excluded carbon starvation. With good provetrivaemosti, humidity of 60-70% and an ambient temperature of 20 +... + 25 ° C photosynthesis process is good, resulting in plants with organic food substances.

Growing tomatoes. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Growing tomatoes. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

In hot weather, tomatoes need to provide the necessary moisture, which can be achieved by watering adjacent areas (eg garden paths). It is recommended to have the capacity inside the greenhouse with the composition of the manure and the dry grass in the dark is a means to provide plants with carbon dioxide.

To keep moisture in the sunny weather and to avoid overheating of the soil, mulching is done. The recommended thickness of mulch layer - not less than 10 cm. The coating is applied mown grass, sawdust, hay or straw. Mulch is an organic fertilizer and enrich the soil micronutrients, just what you need tomatoes.

August - September - a period that is not recommended hilling because plants can direct the energy on root growth instead of ripening fruit.

In late August - early September, the top buds can be removed to fruit clusters of the lower tier of tomatoes grew larger and matured earlier. During this period, the soil should also be well-moistened, it is not recommended to reduce the rate of irrigation, the fruits were not hollow.

What could be tastier crops grown on his land!

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