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How to plant and grow tomatoes?

Updated on September 8, 2010

How to plant and grow tomatoes

Planting and growing tomatoes is not at all hard. Everyone can do it. You can do this using different methods but one is perfect for beginners. You start all with a trip to a close nursery where you buy a tomato plant. A grower with experience will use tomato seeds but that also includes the use of a greenhouse or windowed indoor environment in most cases. If the possibilities required are not possible then plants are a grea option. You can buy a tomato plant for under 4 dollars.

The plants have to be planted in a sunny spot. There is a need for compost addition for the garden to be prepared. The reason for this is that tomatoes need organic matter for great development. Also, you have to bury 75% of the plant. You can even bury some leaves. One plant will need 1 gallon of water that is warm. Water has to be added but only after 10 minutes since transplanting passed so that the plant can deal with shock. The space left between tomato plants has to be of around 50 cm.

After planting the tomatoes you need to keep watering them. Around half a liter of water that is warm has to be used for around one week. After 1 or 2 weeks since plantation there is a need to add some straw mulches, pine needles or even dry grass in order to properly control all weeds during dry weather. 3 inches of warm water must also be added weekly for your tomatoes. After 14 days there might be the need to use tomato cages. This is used to support the vine.

While growing your tomatoes you need to also use fertilizer when needed. This will not be a problem as you can get all the needed recommendations from any gardening supplies shop. Around once per week you will need to shake the plants. This will happen when flowering begins. After the tomatoes are planted you can expect to see fruits develop in 45 to 90 days. You will see them green and small at start. As time passes the color will change and size will be bigger. Be careful to not squeeze any tomato when you pick it so that the harvest can be perfect.

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