Mulching tomatoes - This is the cover of the soil around the plant with organic loose material. As a result of the action of microorganisms, it decomposes and humus is formed.
This process is taken from nature. In places that have not been touched by a human hand, there is always a layer of fallen leaves and branches around the trees.
Mulching enriches nature... Even if the plant has formed many ovaries, they die on poor soil. And under the layer of mulch, the root system of the plant develops well. Mulch retains moisture in the soil, prevents it from crusting and inhibits weed growth. The root system of the plant breathes well, since the mulch prevents the formation of a crust as a result of the lack of penetration of sunlight.
Mulch creates favorable conditions for the development of surface and soil bacteria. They actively process it into nutrients. The processed layer of mulch with microorganisms must be hoed up in a few weeks and a new layer made.
It is advisable to do layer of mulch 5 - 7 cm high, then the growth of weeds will be reduced by at least 5 times. This is the best way to deal with them. Some gardeners weed them by hand, which takes a lot of time and effort, while others use chemicals. Only chemical agents can hinder the growth of cultivated crops. For plants to grow, growth is necessary. Mulch creates shade that inhibits weed growth.
Mulching tomatoes is good harvested pine needles... And besides, after watering, there will be a pleasant aroma of pine forest. Will work just as well dried cut grass.