Growing your own organic tomatoes and vegetables can be very rewarding. For me, there’s nothing better than getting my hands in the soil and being able to produce healthy organic tomatoes and vegetables for my family and friends tops the list.
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetables grown in the home garden. One of the reasons is that they are relatively easy to grow. But that does not mean that they grow without care. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner. I hope that I can give you some tips and tricks to make your organic gardening a pleasurable and easy process.
There are many benefits to growing Organic Tomatoes.
1. Organic Tomatoes are healthier and more flavorful.
2. Save $$$ by growing your own Organic Tomatoes
3. Being able to supply our families with Organic Tomatoes and vegetables that are free from pesticides and insecticides.
4. Gardening is relaxing and stress free
Good organic soil is the key to all gardening success, preparing your soil for your organic tomatoes and vegetable lays the ground work for your plants and will help them thrive. The soil is the home of your plant and should be prepared to help your plants grow.
Now that you have prepared your soil, it time to plant your organic tomato seedlings.
1. If you are starting tomatoes from seed, make sure to give the seedlings room to branch out. Crowding seedlings inhibit their growth, so transplant them as soon as they get their first leaves and move them into 4″ pots about 2 weeks after that.
2. Tomato seedlings will need either strong, direct sunlight or 14-18 hours under grow lights. Plant your tomatoes outside in the sunniest part of your vegetable plot.
3. Dig a hole twice the size of the pot and bury tomato plants deeper than they come in the pot, all the way up to a few top leaves.
One of the most crucial parts of caring for your organic tomatoes is knowing how much water do organic tomato plants need.
1. Water deeply and slowly – When watering tomatoes make sure that you go slow and easy. Use a drip hose or other forms of drip irrigation to deliver water to your tomato plants slowly.
2. Water regularly. Depending on how hot it is and if the plant is growing. Make sure to water your tomato plants at least every 2 – 3 days at the height of summer. If it rains, count that rain as watering.
3. Water at the roots – When watering tomatoes, make sure you get the water to the roots. If you water from above this can cause disease and pests to attack the plants. Watering tomato plants from above also encourages premature evaporation and unnecessarily wastes water.
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