Tomato (Stake tomato)

Tomato (Stake tomato)

Solanum lycopersicum

Plant family

Nachtschattengewächse (Solanaceae) (Solanaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Light germinator

Seeding distance

50 cm

Row spacing

100 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

Mid of April

Transplanting

Description

The stake tomato is a herbaceous, tall-growing, sun-hungry and frost-sensitive nightshade plant. The very large variety (over 15,000 varieties) of shapes, colors and sizes invites trial and error. Specific cultivation and care instructions for individual varieties should be observed.

Origin:

Central and South America

Growing tips

Tomatoes have a high demand for light, heat, water and nutrients. They are grown from seed from March on the windowsill. The seedlings should be planted deep, until the first leaves appear, so that the root system is enlarged by additional lateral roots. Unlike most other crops, you should always plant tomatoes in the same spot. Also, the plants need wooden/corrugated wire stakes or a trellis that you tie them to regularly. This is the only way they can support the weight of the fruit. The side shoots that form in the leaf axils should be broken off regularly. This is because they do not bear fruit and take away the energy of the plant to concentrate on the formation of many fruits. Undersowing with low-growing plants is fine - watering tomatoes: Depending on whether you preplant or direct seed tomatoes, and depending on the location and variety, you will need to water your tomato plants with varying frequency. Tomatoes can develop very deep roots, which can then even draw water from the groundwater. In this case, you need to water them little or not at all. Pay attention to the leaves, if they hang down limply, you should water your tomato plants. Especially in pots, raised beds and raised beds, the soil dries out more quickly, so you need to water them more often.

Diseases

Gray Mold

Leaf Spot Disease

Pests

Thrips

Aphids

Spider Mites

Whitefly