Do not rush to sow low-growing tomatoes for seedlings. Unlike tall ones, they develop much faster. Our article will help gardeners of the Kuban, Moscow region, Leningrad region, Siberia, the Urals and other regions independently calculate when to plant low-growing tomatoes for open ground and greenhouses.
To calculate the timing of sowing small tomatoes, gardeners should know in the greenhouse or open field they will be grown and when the seedlings can be planted in the garden.
Seedlings of low tomatoes are ready for planting in the garden about a month and a half after germination. Note that the countdown does not go from the moment of sowing, but from the appearance of seedlings. While tall varieties are grown at home for about three months.
Why are low tomatoes growing so fast:
So, it is not difficult to calculate when to sow stunted tomatoes for seedlings for a greenhouse and open ground. Knowing the weather conditions of the region and when it is possible to plant seedlings in the garden, it is enough to count back 45 days. Don't forget to add a few days for the seeds to germinate.
By the way! In order for the seeds to sprout quickly, they are treated with growth stimulants. Find out the recipes by clicking on the link.
You have a ton of things to do but are constantly distracted from completing tasks? This is not surprising, because today everything is done in order to get our attention. Therefore, it is very important to learn how to manage our most valuable resource - time. One of the key time management techniques is the Pomodoro technique. What kind of technique is this and what problems it helps to solve - read our material.
The essence of the Pomodoro technique is to set a timer for a specific time, in the classic version - for 25 minutes (1 "tomato"). Then you need to concentrate on the task as much as possible, without being distracted by other things. When 25 minutes have elapsed, there is a 5 minute short rest.
As a result, technology allows you to use all the possibilities of the working day and the brain. It is suitable for both people with poor self-organization and workaholics. Just set your goals, then start a timer and let it manage your time.
In the 80s of the last century, people had completely different problems, then they thought about time management much less.
Francesco Cirillo, who was studying at an Italian university at that time, realized that he was not ready for exams. At the same time, he sincerely believed that he spent a lot of time studying.
As a result, Cirillo decided to optimize his time and for this purpose he conducted an experiment - he divided the work on his homework into equal short periods of time. For self-control, he took a tomato-shaped kitchen timer and turned it on for 10 minutes.
"Tomato Method" / Photo gettyimages
In the process, he noticed that it became easier for him to concentrate on the task, because he knew that he would soon be able to rest. Months later, Cirillo developed his Pomodoro technique into a full-fledged system: the time at work increased to 25 minutes.
Is it possible to eat tomatoes from the store in winter? The ones that don't smell at all taste like plastic and sit in the refrigerator for months with little or no change? We want to dot all the i's right away: of course you can.
There is no poison in them. As, unfortunately, and benefit. These are greenhouse tomatoes that are brought to us, for example, from China. They contain very few vitamins and are only suitable for decorating a dish. It is not forbidden to eat them, but they will not please you with their taste.
So why are these tomatoes just for decoration? We explain: it is possible to mothball them, but only it is economically unprofitable. It is much easier to cover cheap and natural tomatoes in the summer. Tomato juice is also not an option for the same reasons.
You can blanch them and crush them into a homogeneous mass. It goes well with pasta, although, to be honest, it tastes so-so. But don't be discouraged. You can still try to improve their flavor with one culinary trick.
I should also mention the "scary and terrible" hydroponics. There is no need to be afraid of it, because experts have long proved that it does not in any way affect the taste or smell of tomatoes. As a result, you will get delicious, aromatic fruits.
There is nothing tastier than your own tomatoes - sweet, aromatic, they just ask for the table! They cannot be compared with the tasteless store ones. But what if there is no dacha? use the windowsill and balcony! Yes, delicious tomatoes can be grown at home.
But to get a decent harvest, you need to choose the right varieties. Not all tomatoes are suitable for apartments.
The variety is the key to success. This is a favorite phrase of all professional fruit and vegetable growers. And it is more relevant than ever when choosing tomatoes for home growing. The fact is that most varieties are tall, 1.5–2 m is not the limit for them. However, there are tomatoes that grow no higher than 50 cm - this is ideal for apartments.
Among these are undersized and dwarf varieties: Alaska, Balconnoe Miracle, Bonsai, Betta, Yellow Pearl, Red Pearl, Minibel, Canadian News, Pygmy, Pinocchio, Florida Petit, Japanese Indoor. They are able to put up with a lack of light, easily tolerate a limited amount of soil and are generally very unpretentious.
An interesting option is ampelous tomatoes. They build up long strands that hang over the edge of the pot. These can be hung on the window - they look very beautiful. Suitable for home: Yellow pear, Ildi, Peruvian home, Talisman, Cherry.
Indoor tomatoes look very stylish in ceramic pots - they give the feeling of an Italian patio, especially if you put them on the balcony. The minimum volume of the pot is 5 liters, but it is better to take a larger one - 10 liters.
It is more expedient to plant ampel varieties in plastic pots - they are lighter, it is easier to hang them. And tomatoes can be planted in them in an unusual way - not from above, but from below, that is, sowing a seed into a drainage hole. The pot itself needs to be covered with something so that the earth does not spill out, and turned upside down. When the plant has the first pair of true leaves, it must be suspended in its usual position. The tomato, under its own weight, will grow downward, slightly lifting the top of the head. And if you pinch it, then the bush will turn out lush and will look like a candelabrum. This way of growing plants does not harm, but it looks very unusual.
Features of sowing indoor tomatoes