Tomato (Bush tomato)

Tomato (Bush tomato)

Lycopersicon esculentum / Solanum lycopersicum

Plant family

Solanums (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

30 cm

Row spacing

40 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

Mid of July

Picking

Every week

Description

Vine tomatoes, sometimes called bush tomatoes, unlike stick tomatoes, have determinate growth, that is, they do not continue to grow indefinitely, but at some point cease to grow. They also remain smaller overall, which makes them well suited for pot growing on the balcony.

Origin:

Central and South America

Growing tips

Tomatoes have high light, heat, water and nutrient requirements. 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. Undersowing with low-growing plants is fine. Because of their determinate growth, vine tomatoes do not need to be thinned out - water 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

Brown rot

Pests

No pests

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