How to harden the seedlings of tomatoes correctly
Dec 20, 2019
Quenching tomato seedlings need to adhere to certain rules. This procedure is carried out in different ways, or even to refuse it, referring to the troublesome case. Someone brings a balcony or puts the day on the street, in the courtyard, the greenhouse.
How I spend a hardening
2 weeks before transplanting in the greenhouse, and exhaust start to harden the plants. At the same time tempering should be gradual. I stand tomatoes in boxes in a greenhouse during the day and night I bring home. Then, with greenhouses and on the street, and at night I bring home. The last step before planting - day and night, the seedlings in the greenhouse is.
As a result, temperature difference plants obtain good immunity, and subsequently undergo little diseases.
In the first stage of hardening of the seedlings can not stand for a whole day on the street, otherwise the plants can get burned, for tomatoes it will be a lot of stress, and it is unknown how this will affect the tomatoes in further.
They may turn yellow, the leaves may wither. The first time sufficiently to hold the seedlings in the greenhouse on a sunny day, no more than 2 hours and 30 minutes on the street (and better pritenyat in bright sunlight). Each time the need to increase the hardening period of 1-2 hours.
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If the temperature is below 10 degrees outside, then make the street tomatoes do not need that day.
Get used plants to environmental changes gradually, and tempering should be carried out so slowly. If the plants do not bear on the hardened, then it will affect the seedlings when planting in the ground, it will be exposed to various diseases.
Usually one week the plants get used to the temperature changes, the bright sun, become hardened by acquiring little purple leaves as seedlings at low temperatures does not assimilate its roots phosphorus. But over time, the color changes to the usual green when you have landed tomatoes in the ground.
It is important to, and the next moment. Tomatoes should be a little watered before to carry out in a greenhouse or outside. If you do not, then leaves quickly wither.
Plants are not stretched, as in the greenhouse enough lighting.
Thus, during hardening, you get a strong, healthy bush tomatoes. They will give a good and rich harvest.
Hardening should be carried out gradually, and before the removal of the seedlings need to water the plants.
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