Planting tomatoes with seeds - subtleties and techniques

Thanks to the work of breeders of tomato varieties, there are now a great many on the market. Which seed to choose depends on your preferences and the conditions you can create for successful plant growth and harvest.

Planting tomatoes with seeds it is produced not immediately in the ground for a permanent place, but in a variety of containers for receiving seedlings. In order to grow strong seedlings, you should follow the rules for planting seeds.

Immediately it is worth making a reservation that when buying tomato seeds, pay attention to the ripening time of a particular variety. It is better to plant seeds of varieties with a late ripening period much earlier to obtain seedlings, so that then over the summer the fruits of the tomatoes have time to ripen, and not remain green and inedible.

For better germination, the seeds must be soaked either in a solution of special fertilizers that increase germination, or, in their absence, at least in a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Soaking time can vary from 3 to 24 hours.

Then the seeds are washed in running water, laid out on cheesecloth or any other wet cloth and placed in a warm place, making sure that the cloth does not dry out. Tomato seeds begin to germinate at about 3 days.

The germinated seeds are planted in rows with a backlog of about 0.5-1 cm in the ground. First, the containers with seeds are placed in a warm place, and after the sprouts appear, they are moved to the windowsill, towards the light. The temperature favorable for growing seedlings is 18-25 degrees. And in the first 3-4 days after the emergence of shoots, it can be lowered to 10-15 degrees, so that the shoots do not "stretch".

Properly planting tomatoes with seeds will allow you to get tasty and ripe fruits in your garden on time.

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