Tomato or tomato is one of the favorite vegetables on our tables. Tomatoes are successfully grown both in large agricultural farms and in private household plots.
Tomatoes are a very fruitful crop, widespread and loved for their taste all over the world, they can be cultivated both in the open field and in the protected.
Growing tomatoes begins with sowing seeds, so that the resulting seedlings can then be planted in the ground at the site. It is recommended to do this in mid-March, and after about 60-65 days, when the plants form a full-fledged inflorescence, the seedlings can be transplanted into unprotected soil.
Let's figure out how to plant seedlings correctly, and what is the optimal soil for tomatoes? First, it is worth choosing a sunny location, protected from the cold wind. For tomatoes, sandy loam soils with an acidity of no higher than 6.5 pH are best suited. It would be nice to place plantings in the beds where cabbage or cucumbers previously grew, which, during their growth, brought useful substances into the soil that had a beneficial effect on the growth and development of tomatoes.
But soil preparation should be started in the fall, and not immediately before planting seedlings. Preparation consists in digging up the beds in advance for tomatoes and applying organic fertilizers - humus or compost. When planting seedlings in the spring, apply mineral fertilizers such as potassium chloride or superphosphate.
In the future, the soil for tomatoes regularly requires loosening, weeding and watering. With the right planting and care conditions, a rich harvest of ripe, large and tasty tomatoes is guaranteed to you!