How to get a rich tomato harvest: useful care tips

By Andrii MaistrenkoJun 12, 2024 09:08 AMGarden
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How to get a rich tomato harvest
How to get a rich tomato harvest. Source: photodune.net

When growing tomatoes, you need to take into account some important nuances to achieve a bountiful harvest. SSPDaily has prepared some valuable tips for caring for tomatoes.

Increase fruiting by spraying

To stimulate the fruiting of tomato plants, try spraying them with a weak solution of boric acid during the flowering period of the 2nd and 3rd inflorescences. The boron contained in boric acid improves pollen germination, accelerates fruit development, and makes tomatoes sweeter. This simple and affordable technique can increase yields by about 20%.

Stimulate pollination by shaking the bushes

Even though tomatoes are self-pollinating, they still benefit from beneficial insects and wind. Unfortunately, greenhouse tomatoes often lack these natural helpers.

However, there is a simple solution: every couple of days, gently shake the flower clusters. To improve results, experienced gardeners recommend spraying the flowers and watering the soil at the same time. After a few hours, the greenhouse can be aired.

The optimal placement of tomato bushes

Many gardeners often overlook the location of tomato bushes. However, proper placement plays a crucial role in their development.

It is optimal to place the bushes in an east-west direction. This will allow sunlight to evenly illuminate all the plants, providing the best morning warmth and minimizing shade from neighboring bushes by midday.

Pruning for optimal growth

Pruning, or pinching, is the most important step in the journey of a healthy tomato bush. By removing excess greenery, you can redirect the plant's energy to fruit development.

Enhancing growth with the right fertilizer

The use of fertilizers with trace elements and foliar feeding can significantly increase tomato yields and improve plant immunity against diseases. These methods help replenish the supply of essential nutrients and trace elements.

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