How to learn the top tomato gardening tips
There is really nothing like the taste of homegrown tomatoes and few flavors can compete with them. If you fancy growing your own, here are some tips to help you.
You need to prepare soil in a bed that gets plenty of sun. Tomatoes prefer fertile soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8 that drains well. The soil should also be rich in organic matter.
You can buy a soil pH test kit at any gardening retailer to be able to test the soil to see if it is suitable.
When you go to buy your plants, make sure you choose plants with healthy green leaves If the leaves have any yellow speckles don’t buy it as the plant may be diseased.
If you grow tomatoes from seed, sow the seed indoors from 6 to 8 weeks before you think the last frost is likely to occur.
Water the base of the plants regularly, but do not let the ground become soggy.
Try to keep the leaves dry. Tomatoes can become infected when airborne spores land on wet leaves.
Add fish emulsion or compost tea to the plants as they are growing. These supplements contain nitrogen, which tomatoes need.
Harvest your tomatoes when the fruit has turned red all over. Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Tomatoes belong to the Nightshade family which includes some poisonous plants.