How and when to sow tomatoes
How nice it is when, already from the middle of summerThe household plot begins to please a plentiful harvest of tomatoes. To obtain such a high crop, you need to know exactly when you need to sow tomatoes, and then conduct a series of long and painstaking activities, you need to do it in the early spring.
The first item on this list is the choice ofseed preparation for sowing. Sometimes many vegetable growers want to know exactly - when to sow tomatoes. But beforehand no one can say, it all depends on the date of planting the seedlings in the soil, which in turn depends on a number of factors. Among them there is a quality greenhouse on the site, the level of heating of the soil in it, insurance against a number of damages of the plant in the spring, when frost may occur. Only having all this information about the time of planting seedlings in the ground, you can talk about when to sow tomatoes.
As a rule, seeds of tomatoes are sown forsixty days before the date of landing on a permanent place in the soil of seedlings. For example, in the conditions of the central zone of the Russian Federation, the second half of March is considered a good time for sowing seeds for seedlings in a greenhouse, and for the open soil - the first decade of April. Since it is these terms that allow plants to be the most robust and healthy. And when the tomatoes fall into the open ground or in an unheated greenhouse, then the seeds planted in early March or in February will be outstripped in growth.
March tomatoes, which are sown at the end of the monthor in early April will be more prolific, because the rudiment of the future crop is laid already in the first days of plant life. When the shoots get enough sunlight, the seedlings, considering that it has fallen into a favorable climate, programs itself for a high yield.
If you sow seeds earlier, then such crops will givepoor results, because overgrown tomato seedlings do not take root well. Quite often you can see how it sheds ovaries, flowers, because it tolerates a lower temperature.
If the question of when to sow tomatoes, the answer is alreadyunderstandable, now it is worth giving a couple of words to the very landing. Before sowing the seeds should be soaked in a solution saturated with microelements. There are different recipes for the preparation of this solution, one of them is considered the most popular. For such a composition it is necessary to take boric acid and sulphate manganese, mix everything in one liter of water. The temperature of the saturated solution should not be more than twenty-four degrees. Soaking time from half a day to sixteen hours. After that, the seeds should be dried and sown.
In addition, it is very useful to process seedstomatoes infusion of wood ash. To do this, take it twenty grams, pour water and insist for a day. Then in this solution soak the seeds for several hours.
Some experienced vegetable growers who know when to sowtomatoes, produce, in addition to the above procedures, also laying seeds to increase the resistance of seedlings to low temperatures. To do this, dry seeds must be put on a couple of days in the refrigerator, where the temperature is maintained at about zero degrees. Prepared in this way the seeds can be sown in the first half of March.
But for seeds of tall hybrids and tomatoesThe question is when sowing tomatoes has a slightly different answer. It will be much more correct to sow in early February, since such varieties have a fairly long vegetation period. If they are sown in the ground a little later, the tomatoes will not have time to form mature fruits. Therefore, tall tomato varieties must be planted in the soil already in the form of fully prepared seedlings, which should be grown in advance in greenhouses, greenhouses or in boxes inside your own home.