Young plants Tomatoes are the best plants to naturally start a new tomato crop. They are easy to grow and allow you to enjoy fresh, juicy tomatoes any time of the year. With the right care, you can achieve a bountiful harvest of wonderful young plants 20 to 30 centimeters high. These fruits are not only very tasty, but also very healthy for digestion!
What are seedlings tomatoes?
Young plants are small plants that have emerged from a seed pod. The young plants have a small stature and are therefore ideal for beginners who have not yet had any experience with tomatoes. You can grow these strains outdoors or in pots.
In most locations, a young plant reaches a size of between 60 and 100 centimeters and develops its first inflorescence after about 3 months. The fruits then usually ripen within 5 to 7 weeks and can be harvested – before they are blown away by the wind!
Advantages of young plants tomatoes
Young plants are a good alternative to seedlings. They can be harvested much earlier and offer more even growth and higher yield stability because the plants are already fully grown and therefore have no growth problems. In addition, the risk of diseases and pests is lower than when planting seedling rods
Cultivation of young plants tomatoes
- Soil preparation and site selection.
- The soil should be deep, permeable and well rooted. When it’s wet, you can dig it up with a spade level of about 6 to 8 inches. A mulch layer is not recommended!
- Before planting out, the young plants must remain in the warm soil for at least two weeks (depending on the degree of contamination). The tomato plants are sensitive to frost and suffer from the effects of frost in the soil! Therefore, the plant boxes should be kept wet even at temperatures below 5 ° C. If you want to keep your fingers healthy, please don’t touch the plant box!
Care of young plants tomatoes
Please note that the tomato plants in your garden are still very small and therefore do not need any water. So it can happen that you overwater your young plants. Tomatoes grow best in moist but not dripping soil and should be covered with a splash guard if necessary.
The optimal time for watering is at night or in the morning before sunrise; In this way you avoid unwanted waterlogging in the soil (this promotes fungal diseases). However, please note: If the temperature is too high, you should not give any more water!
The tomato is one of the most well-known plants in the world and is now one of mankind’s staple foods. It is the most important vegetable in Germany and is grown in almost every household.
The tomato plant consists of a trunk, the foliage and the fruit itself. Due to its size, it cannot be kept as a houseplant, but needs a place outdoors or in a greenhouse. The tomato is not a frost hardy crop, but care must still be taken in harsh conditions such as frost or strong winds – these can damage the leaves!
If you want to plant tomatoes in your garden, you have to make sure that the plant gets enough sun – it needs at least 6-8 hours a day! It is important to note that there are different types of tomatoes for growing seedlings depending on where you live and what time of year you are in (spring/summer/autumn).