Tomatoes are one of the most popular horticultural crops among Russian gardeners and gardeners.
Caring for tomato seedlings is a simple matter, but it requires some knowledge and time.
First of all, you need to prepare the potting mix. For disinfection, the earth is spilled with a not too concentrated solution of potassium permanganate.
The seeds are planted in rows 1.5 cm deep at a distance of 5 cm from each other. The containers covered with film or glass are placed in a warm place until shoots appear, after which the film is removed, and the containers are moved to a lighted, cool place. Seedlings are watered not too often, but regularly, usually once a week.
Seedlings are transplanted 3 weeks after germination. Seedlings are planted, deepening to the cotyledon leaves. During this period, it is better to protect the seedlings from direct sunlight. And for the prevention of diseases, you can spray with milk diluted with water once a week.
2 weeks after transplanting, the seedlings can be fed with special fertilizer or poultry droppings. The droppings are diluted in hot water in a ratio of 1:20, the infusion is filtered and fertilized with seedlings after watering.
Two to three weeks before planting, the seedlings begin to harden, putting them outside for 2 hours every day. The day before planting, the seedlings are hardened outside for a day.
Proper care of tomato seedlings can be the key to a large, high-quality harvest.