Have you ever grown a vegetable like a tomato in your backyard? Or is it to shop in the market? If so, you probably already know the right way to grow tomatoes. But what if not yet, but you plan to plant it but you lack the knowledge? It will help you to read this article.
What is tomato
Tomato or kamatis, is the name given to a type of plant or fruit that is green when raw, but turns yellow to red, when ripe. Tomato is a common plant that grows anywhere in the world. Its red fruit is commonly used in many cuisines and dishes of various cultures. It is a small plant and does not grow strong branches. Its fruit contains carotene and lycopene, excellent antioxidants.
The red color of tomatoes is due to lycopene. Solanine and fixed oil can absorb the whole tomato plant.
In addition to these, the fruit contains water, protein, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins A, B, C, nicotinic acid, pantothenic acid, Vitamin E, biotin, malic acid, citric acid, oxalic acid, minerals such as of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and chlorine.
How to grow tomatoes
Tomato farmers say that raw tomatoes are easy to grow and easy to grow. But it is difficult to grow in regions with long winter seasons if a method of sowing is not used. In addition, its seedlings begin to grow in the months of January to March. Planting of tomato varieties begins in January or February, early and mid-ripening in March.
To grow tomatoes, it is necessary that the seeds are in a container with soil and a window sill. The seedlings began to grow in the months where the weather was cold. The best time for transplanting seedlings in February.
Now that you know the first step and the preparation, let’s learn how to plant tomatoes and the right way.
Proper way of growing tomatoes
Preparation of tomato seeds. The amount of tomato yield depends on how it is planted and what type of seed you will use. Therefore, further preparation of tomato seeds is needed to serve as seeds.
Separate the seed from the tomato with 6 -7% salt solution (2 teaspoons of salt per 1 liter of water). Then put the seeds in it and mix for 6 to 7 minutes.
Land preparation for planting. Planting tomatoes should be carried out in loose soil, properly retaining moisture and containing nutrients. To grow large tomatoes, it is better to use loose soil. It is recommended to add humus and sand if your soil is hard.
Planting seeds. Plant the selected seeds in the land to be planted. Like other crops, the soil for planting tomato seeds needs to be moist or moist mass so that the seeds stick to the ground and are not easily washed away by water when it rains.
More tips on tomato farming
If you want to be successful in growing tomatoes, follow these steps:
- Planting should be carried out in a sunny place because tomatoes are very photophilous plants.
- The optimal irrigation of tomatoes is twice a week.
- Soil preparation and fertilization are critical stages of growing tomatoes.
- Tomatoes can be picked only when they are red. Artificial ripening has a detrimental effect on the properties of this vegetable.
Ang pagtatanim ng kamatis sa Pilipinas ay isa sa pinakamagandang paraan sa pagsasaka at pag tumama sa magandang presyo, ang magsasaka ay pwedeng kumita ng malaki.
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