Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tomatoes are Great!

When planting tomatoes be sure and set the plants deeper in the soil than in the original container. Be sure and use mulch or black plastic ground cover to maintain even soil temperature and moisture. A light side dressing of fertilizer may be applied when blossoms first appear. Also while plants are small you should put a tomato cage or some other type of support, so when the plant is mature it will not fall over from the weight of the tomatoes. Soil should be well limed before planting, this and even moisture levels will help prevent Blossom-End Rot. Select tomato varieties that are resistant to disease. Harvest tomatoes when red and juicy. A the end of the season, pick green tomatoes before the first frost and wrap in a single layer of newspaper and bring indoors to ripen.

2 comments:

Rose Gold said...

The most important is that you have a good soil quality, enough sunlight, water and air ventilation. Better use organic fertilizers than the chemical one! It might have effect on your tomatoes taste!

Crystal Swan said...

Tomato is a tropical plant and needs lots of sunlight. Tropical rains can bring disaster to your tomatoes so plan your planting season for tomatoes. Its best to use organic fertilizers for your tomatoes. There are organic fertilizers available in the market. An organically grown tomato will produce tomatoes that are good for our health.