Great Gardening Tips for Tomatoes
To get the best growing tips for tomatoes you need to first of all know what type of variety of tomatoes will grow well in your area. In other words what is suitable for the soil and also you must make sure you have done all the preparation work for your garden secondly what sort of tomatoes you wish to grow, you have two choices, determinate’ or ‘indeterminate’ variety.
A determinate means: tend to reach a fixed height and ripen all their fruit in a short period. So the determinate variety grows to a bush about 1 metre (3 feet) high, at this stage it stops growing and has a concentrated crop of tomatoes which can be picked over a few weeks. Indeterminate varieties keep growing and can reach a height of up to 5 metres (15 or more feet) when fully mature. The fruit from these can be picked over a period of 12 to 20 weeks. An example of the indeterminate variety is called Brandywine.
Best Growing Tips for Tomatoes:
1. Make sure you have worked your soil which needs to be rich and well-drained, add compost so it is rich in nutrients.
2. Decide what sort of tomatoes you wish to grow: determinate or indeterminate.
3. Do you wish to grow tomatoes from seed or seedlings.
4. Make sure you have the correct tomatoes for your particular soil and the area in which you live.
5. When watering your tomatoes only water around the soil not on the leaves.
6. Plant tomatoes in full sunlight as they tend to thrive.
The above are only a few tips for growing tomatoes, you need to do your own research, talk to other gardeners and your local plant store for more information.
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