How to grow tomatoes in a cool summer? Top tips
Dec 20, 2019
Summer is warm and generous on the more - laden with rain, can cross many gardener plans, including - and for a good crop of tomatoes.
However, knowing a few subtleties and techniques that will help protect and maintain the tomatoes so to embellish the collection of abundant summer harvest the fruits of their largest and highest taste qualities.
If the raw cold summer begins in a specific area frequently, it is reasonable to plant tomatoes in the high padded beds.
A mulch them as required or pine sawdust musty hay twice mulch increasing thickness in the period when the tomatoes are poured maturity.
It means a lot and condition of the soil. And you can give the following tips for cold summer:
· If it has a pH lower than 5.5 - it needs liming;
· Make fresh manure is not necessary - the bushes vymahal with palm trees, but the fruit will not do;
· The need for potash and phosphate fertilizers increased;
· Not prevent dressing kefir - solution is prepared by mixing 1 L of fermented milk (fermented possible) beverage with 10 liters of water.
If coming cold summer - tomatoes can not be planted closely, because with a lack of space, they begin to give nutrients to leaves rather than fruit. And you can imagine how this is compounded by the weakening of the plant due to lack of sunlight and heat.
Cool moisture - the best environment for all kinds of diseases of tomatoes, so it is important not to start thickening the bushes. Including regularly remove the lower leaves before the first flower brush, and stepchildren.
In the second half of the summer it is desirable to pinch back side shoots and the top - it will facilitate the accelerated development of the fruit.
One of the major diseases of cool summer is late blight. It is therefore recommended, firstly, select varieties resistant to it, and secondly - in July and August prophylactically sprayed culture Bordeaux mixture.
If the cold really are frequent visitors, it probably makes sense to grow tomatoes is not in the open field and in greenhouses. After all, all the same - the plant is of tropical origin, which is reflected in its biology.
But it is also possible to build in the open field tomato semi-circular shape of the film sheds (or special covering material) on the frame (the lower part of the plant they remain open for ventilation).