6 July 2015

“If the seed is planted with faith and perseverance care with only a matter of time reap the rewards.” Thomas Carlyle

Tomatoes are the main basis for most of our salads, and for this, so it is one of the most cultivated vegetables. We all like to have one or more plants to go harvesting tomatoes our tomatoes. Growing tomatoes in containers can be very rewarding or a disaster. It all depends on the steps you follow, but sometimes can not do much, because problems can result from pests, diseases and bad weather. However, there are some things you can do to increase the chances of success to get many good mini tomatoes in our garden.

Then we will see how you can grow organic tomatoes in pots geotextiles. Following these steps and tips, you will have a lot of tomatoes, rich, tasty and very nutritious.

1. Use the right pot

It is one of the most important things to ensure the success of the plant. The bigger the better. Of course, we know that not everyone has enough space in our home, balcony, terrace or patio, so within the constraints of space, try to make it as large as possible.

In general, a good pot to grow a tomato plant is one that has a depth of about 46 cm, width proportional. So the roots can develop enough space.

Avoid the pot is a heavy material, as it will be very difficult to move. I advise it of geotextile.

2. A pot with good drainage

Mini Vegetable gardens have a built drainage space, plus adequate aeration that promotes growth.

3. A good mix

It is best not to use land for a garden or anywhere else because it may contain pests and diseases may occur. Be sure that we will grow into a substrate having optimum characteristics enough for our tomates.Para this, the ideal is to make a mix for ourselves. I show two good options: The first of a mixture composed of 60% coconut fiber and 40% humus lombriz.También could be a mixture composed of 60% coconut fiber and 40% compost.Estos two compounds, you’ll find them in any store or center jardinería.La coconut fiber is an inert material that has no nutrient, but is very porous and sponge the substrate which will facilitate aeration, and also weighs very little. The nutrients are found in the humus and compost.

4. Plant the tomato

Once we have our tomato, either obtained directly from its own seed, either purchased in center
images (2) gardening, proceed to plant it in our pot.

images (2)Try to buy the plant into a center of ecological plants. So you avoid buying plants from seeds treated with chemicals or genetically modified products. In addition, this plant will not suffer chemical treatments for their proper development.

First fill the pot one-third of full capacity with the mixture that we have prepared for it. Then place the tomato seedling, which will shaped or triangle cube roots, and will come in a small pot or seedling for transport.

This will be placed on the third mixing pot and then mix incorporates more around the plant <. Fill to the start of the neck gently planta.Aprieta some substrate, so it is a bit lumpy and sustain well into the plant.

5. Irrigation

The first irrigation should be plentiful. Soak well the substrate and wait about 10 minutes. It is good that this first irrigation is plentiful and the soil is well saturated. Avoid wetting the leaves, stem and base of the watering by irrigation alrededores.Después the first floor, we must observe the substrate, as it will not need watering every day. This will depend on the weather, and abundance of irrigation.

Notes and touches the substrate necessary for irrigation. Avoiding waterlogging and water saturation, and would lead to problems on the ground.

Incidentally, after the first irrigation reapplied more substrate since this is apelmazará slightly and decrease in volume.

6. mentorship the tomatera

For the plant to grow, you need a guided support to go and grow into arriba.Para this one “tutor” is necessary. In this it will be engaging themini huerto-tomatera2 ground to stand firm.

Mini Space Vegetable gardens are ready for you to put reeds (guardians) and remain so you can link the killing to them and grow properly.

7. Feed

After 2 months, a way of maintaining a strong plant and give a good and bountiful harvest, is fertilizing our plant.

Due to the loss of nutrients of our blend over time, it is necessary to provide a series of elements necessary to our tomatoes.

I recommend you visit a garden center and ask for a bottle of about 1 liter of organic fertilizer. And see you using the amounts recommended in the pot.

8. Care

– Prevents the substrate, consider the season in which you find yourself, because the hotter it is, the more water the plant will need to stay dry.

– Obsepoda tomatera 2rve the plant often, and in case of any pest, treat. If you do not know what or how to act, you can contact me.

– You spend a few hours in the sun, about 6 or 7 hours especially in winter. Reduce these hours in summer and spend more time in tshade. But you have enough light.

– Finally, go trimming the tomato. Removing the buds appearing above the leaves. That will be left only the main stem. Giving the biggest tomatoes and best form.


9. Harvesting

Finally, harvesting tomatoes one by one as they become red.


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