Many beginners who are just trying their hand at gardening, when sowing and transplanting tomato seedlings, make several simple, but fatal mistakes for the vegetable culture. In order to obtain the desired end result, it is important to understand what can be done and what is completely undesirable.
Common mistakes when growing tomato seedlings
Dive ahead of schedule is unacceptable. This can be done if the plants have two or three true leaves. Otherwise, it will “hurt” and may “die”.
Too much watering can provoke excessive soil moisture and lead to accelerated multiplication of bacteria, which is also bad for plants.
Picked up plants should be at a distance of four to five centimeters from each other. The tightness is destructive for them. Firstly, they will receive little nutrients. Secondly, the roots of different bushes will get mixed up and will be damaged during transplantation.
A lot of fertilizer is bad. Seedlings do not need to be fertilized regularly. The fertilizers applied during sowing are quite enough for her.
Keep seedlings in greenhouses conditions are always impossible. It must be adapted to the conditions of the external environment, which means that it must be regularly taken out into the street for the purpose of hardening.
So that the seedlings grow normally and developed, it is important to monitor the light regime. In the dark, photosynthesis does not occur, so the plants do not feel well.
Transplant plants into open soil early is also impossible. The ground should be warm enough and the frost period at night should also pass. If planted too early, the growth of tomatoes will slow down and the harvest will appear two weeks later than we would like.
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