Tuesday, January 13, 2009
February is the beginning of the Philippines Tomato growing season. Below is a simple step by step program for growing sweet and a high yield harvest of tomato's.
Tomato's Step 1
Buy tomato plants at the nursery for planting or start tomato seeds with Nutriplant SD seed germination powder.
Tomato's Step 2
Choose a growing location that gets plenty of sun and has a preferred soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0. If your soil is too acidic or alkaline, use lime or dolomite lime to bring the soil pH back to neutral of 6.0 to 7.0 for best soil growing conditions. Crushed eggshells help in doing this also.
Tomato's Step 3
Treat the soil with plenty of compost raw organic materials as possible. Tomatoes like rich soil of organic matter for maximum yield and sweetness.
Tomato's Step 4
Once the tomato seedlings have leaves, move the tomato seedlings to the planting area for planting.
Tomato's Step 5
Dig a hole the size of a basketball for each plant. Add a shovelful of compost and a handful of crushed eggshells for needed calcium to each hole.
Tomato's Step 6
Set the plants 12 to 18 inches apart depending on variety. See the seed packet or plant label for separation length. Plant them deeply up to the fourth branch from the top to encourage new root development.
Tomato's Step 7
Try to make sure the tomato plants get between one and two inches of water every week, along with spraying them with Nutriplant AG Fertilizer and Apsa80 Adjuvant 1 week after plant, at fruit pre-bloom, and at fruit set.
Tomato's Step 8
Pick the tomatoes when their color is glossy and even, and their texture midway between soft and firm.
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