Tomato Seeds ( Manu Lekshmi )
Tomato easily cultivate in pot.
1 packet contains approximately 35 seeds.
The most popular garden vegetable crop, tomatoes come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors. Choose determinate varieties for early harvest or cool conditions. Compact varieties are also good choices for containers and planting in flower beds.Tomatoes are an incredibly versatile food.They are often considered as a vegetable, though ideally they are a citrus fruit. They are a rich source of Vitamin C and help in increasing your immunity. Not just this, tomatoes also provide several other vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for good health.The best part is that they can be eaten either raw, in salads, sandwiches or in vegetables.
|Seeds per Packet||35|
|Common Name||Tomato, Botanical name: Solanum lycopersicum|
|Height||determinate 3 to 4 ft, indeterminate 7 to 15|
|Bloom Time||Year round|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
- Water generously for the first few days
- Water well throughout growing season, about 2 inches per week during the summer
- Keep watering consistent!Mulch five weeks after transplanting to retain moisture
- To help tomatoes through periods of drought, find some flat rocks and place one next to each plant
- The rocks pull up water from under the ground and keep it from evaporating into the atmosphere
- Fertilize two weeks prior to first picking and again two weeks after first picking
- If using stakes, prune plants by pinching off suckers so that only a couple stems are growing per stake
- Practice crop rotation from year to year to prevent diseases that may have over wintered
Tomato Ped Care
- The tomato is a vigorously growing plant with attractive foliage resembling the potato, its cousin
- The plants have a decided odour caused by gland hairs on the stems and leaves, which give off a strong-scented oil and stain when broken
- The fruit is borne on spurs, which develop directly from the stem
- Tomatoes should not be planted outdoors until day and night temperatures are about 55 degrees
- Low temperatures (below 55 degrees) prevent fruit set
- Soil temperatures should be at least 55-60 F to transplant
- Otherwise plants may turn yellow, become stunted and slow to bear
- Seed should be started indoors 6-8 weeks before plants are set out, or use transplants, which are widely available
|Sunlight||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Tomato plants need at least an inch of water per week; so water them well, especially during dry spells.|
|Soil||Choose well drained, deep and loamy soil.
Plan on providing fertile, organically enriched soil with a pH between 6.2 and 6.8 for best flavour.
Blossom-end rot is due to calcium deficiency. Lime the tomato soil at the rate of 5 pounds per 100 square feet.
|Temperature||Germination 60 to 85 FFor Growth 70 to 75 F|
|Fertilizer||Fertilizer formulas such as 5-10-10 are good.Bone meal or ground rock phosphate are also good.|
|Harvest Season||Throughout the year|