Timely Tips For Tomatoes
2 May 2008
is the time when unheated glasshouses are brought
back into use after a long winter. The most
popular crop is the tomato although there are
lots of other food crops that could be grown.
Cucumbers, melons, aubergines and peppers are
all as easy as the tomato.
Space the plants at least 2ft apart to allow
a good air movement through the leaves.
Only plant 2 tomato plants per growing bag unless
you are using the deep, locally produced growing
Nights are still cold so make
sure the ventilators are closed early in the
afternoon to conserve heat.
the weather is hot during the day then regulate
the air movement to avoid extremes of temperature
such as very hot during the day and bitterly
cold at night.
On cold nights the young plants will benefit
from a duvet in the form of a sheet of newspaper
folded over the top and removed in the morning.
Try to keep the foliage of the plants dry especially
just before dark.
Don’t feed the young plants until the
bottom truss is set.
Keep the plants as dry as possible until the
first truss is set otherwise it will be high
up on the growing plant with fewer trusses.
When feeding use a liquid, high potash fertilizer.
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