How to water tomatoes?
Plants like people need nutritionalsubstances. But only full and proper nutrition will lead to good results, i.e. to a rich harvest. Proper watering is very important in the process of growing tomatoes, because nutrients are digested only in the form of solutions.
How to water the tomatoes correctly
Balance and measure are important here. You can not allow both an excess of moisture and the drying out of the earth. Too moist soil makes the fruit watery, leads to fungal diseases of the plant. On the contrary, dry soil leads to cracking and dropping of fruits. Sharp fluctuations in humidity, too, have unpleasant consequences: the fall of buds and ovaries, diseases of rot.
How often to water tomatoes
The balance is as follows: watered rarely, but abundantly. About once every three days. Well-developed root system of tomatoes has a high absorption capacity. Tomatoes like to get water from below. Their roots go into the soil to a depth of at least 45 cm, so one bush requires a lot of water - about one bucket.
Basic rules for watering tomatoes
- The optimal time for watering tomatoes is early morning. Avoid watering tomatoes in the evening. Heated by day, the land can lead to the fact that the water passing through it reaches the roots hot. This can weaken the plant.
- Carry out watering only under the root or along the furrows. Avoid getting water on stems, leaves and fruits. This can lead to fungal diseases (due to increased humidity) or plant burns.
- The water temperature should be about +22 degrees (not lower).
About how to water the tomatoes in the greenhouse
For greenhouse tomatoes, the same rules for watering and care are maintained as for tomatoes growing in the open ground. You can add the following:
- The enclosed space reduces the possibility ofnatural pollination (bumblebees and bees, just can not fly into the greenhouse). Therefore, mechanical pollination is important. Shake the inflorescence daily or do it neatly with a clean brush (for drawing).
- Ventilate the room to avoid high humidity.