LET’S PLANT TOMATOES

Friday 16th May 2014

 

 

 

We have grown our tomato plants from seed and now they are ready to plant.

Support your plants well.
Water the soil little and often and not the leaves.
Pinch out any shoots that develop between stem and main branches.
When six trusses of fruit set, cut off the top of plants.

A drip irrigation system delivers water directly to the root zone of a plant, where it seeps slowly into the soil one drop at a time. Almost no water is lost through surface run off or evaporation, and soil particles have plenty of opportunity to absorb and hold water for plants. It also means very few nutrients leach down beyond the reach of plant roots. Furthermore, since drip irrigation delivers water directly to the plants you want to grow, less is wasted on weeds. The soil surface between the plants also remains drier, which discourages weed seeds from sprouting.

The easiest way to experiment with drip irrigation is to buy a couple of soaker hoses. These hoses ooze water over their entire length. You simply position a soaker on the soil surface next to the plants you want to water, and then connect the open end of the hose to your garden hose and turn on the water supply. You can move the hose from one bed to another in your garden.

Enjoy planting your tomatoes from all at Slì Farm.