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Tomato cultivation

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Tomato cultivation

Tomatoes belong to the Solanaceae family such as eggplants and peppers. They have shallow roots, are resistant plants and require no special care. I can be safely grown in pots or in the ground. They are sown in a seedbed covered by a glass or a plastic sheet, in the winter months from January to March. Starting from the months of March / April you can proceed with sowing outdoors. They are very compatible with garlic, carrots, onions and lettuce, the cultivation of tomatoes can take place alongside the vegetables listed above, in the ground or in the same pot. The harvest period is long and runs from May to October. Plants are attacked by Colorado beetle, a terrible insect that eats tomato leaves. It must be fought in time with the administration of specific products.


Growing tomatoes in pots

To grow these potted plants, sown outdoors from March, when temperatures are milder. In mid-March when the freezing period has passed, proceed to repotting in a larger container. The tomato plant needs a fairly large pot of about 30 cm by 30 cm. As they grow, plants need support to be attached to. If you lean them against a wall, fix the drums to the back with metal wire. Another possible solution is to place a 1.5 cm to 2 cm diameter bamboo rod. The tomato needs plenty of water, in the periods of great heat also watered every evening. During development, the plant must be checked, ie the shoots that form just above the junction of the leaves must be removed, breaking them.

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