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1. Details of how to grow tomatoes in pots
Before starting to implement how to grow tomatoes in pots, you need to clearly determine when is the right time to plant tomatoes. This is a sun-loving plant, adapted to hot climates, so they need to be placed in a place with sunlight for 6-8 hours a day. Besides, the suitable temperature for tomatoes to grow and develop well ranges from 18-30 degrees Celsius. Although it is a sun-loving plant, if the outdoor temperature is too high – about 35 degrees Celsius or more – then the plants cannot adapt, typically they will stop flowering and fruiting.
Soil: Like most plants, tomatoes prefer fertile and well-drained soils, so organic soil would be a good choice. To make the soil more porous, you can mix a little rice husk into the soil, and use more composted manure to increase nutrients for the plants.
Plant pot: Because the root system of tomatoes is a bunch of roots, the pot must be large enough for the plant to have space to grow, the larger the pot, the easier it will be for the plant to grow healthy. In addition, the pot must also have a hole for the plant to drain, to avoid waterlogging.
Choosing seeds: There are many different varieties of tomato plants on the market today, you can easily choose the one you like at any bonsai store or gardener. Tui98 recommends choosing organic varieties of tomatoes, because they are extremely easy to grow and also easily adapt to changing weather conditions.
Planting location: As mentioned by Tui98 above, because tomatoes are very sunny, the plants must be placed in a ventilated place and receive sunlight for 6-8 hours/day.
1.2. Steps to take
After preparing all the necessary materials, how to grow tomatoes in pots will be performed in the order below.
Put the soil in the pot, pat the pot gently to let the soil settle down, do not use your hands to compress the soil too tightly, otherwise the roots will not be able to penetrate the soil. Leave about 2cm from the surface of the soil to the mouth of the pot to proceed to the next steps.
Use your finger to pierce a small hole in the middle, put about 2-3 seeds in, then cover the top with soil, use a spray gun to water a little more water to keep the moisture for the plant.
In addition to how to grow tomatoes from seeds that Tui98 just mentioned above, you can also grow tomatoes from seedlings. The steps are also very simple, just put the soil in the pot as above, then instead of just drilling a hole in the middle, you need to drill smaller holes about 50-70cm apart. Place the seedlings in so that the depth is about ½ of the trunk, cover with soil and water and care for the plants as usual.
1.3. Finished product
The right time to harvest is when the tomatoes are round and succulent and turn bright red or dark red. This is also the time when tomatoes contain the most nutrients, so picking tomatoes to use immediately will have the best effect on the body, the longer the tomatoes, the more mushy and lose their nutrients will be.
2. Notes when planting and caring for tomatoes in pots
During the first 7-10 days from planting tomatoes, you need to water about 500ml of warm water at a temperature of 25-30 degrees Celsius for the plants every day, can be watered in the morning or afternoon. When watering should be watered at the base of the plant or from the trunk down, avoid watering the leaves because it is easy to make the plant sick.
Make a trellis for the tree when the tree grows to be 1.5-2 months old. The climbing platform can be made of any material, such as bamboo, wood, or iron rod, as long as it is strong enough to support the trunk.
Remember to fertilize the plants periodically so that the plants can absorb the best nutrients, the appropriate type of fertilizer to fertilize tomatoes is dynamic fertilizer.
With the information that Tui98 has gathered above, hopefully you will understand more about how to grow tomatoes in pots and notes to know when caring for tomatoes. Share these tips with everyone!
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