Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

How To Grow Luscious Tomatoes

The tomato is the most commonly grown vegetable in the States. Here are some tips on how to grow your own bountiful crop of tomatoes.

Tomatoes should be grown in full sunlight.

Tomato plants require abundant moisture.

Tomatoes grow well in many types of soil but prefer fertile, well-drained soil with pH of about 6.5.

Garden soil may be improved by adding rotted manure, leaf mold, peat moss, or other organic materials.

The ideal tomato plant should be six to eight inches tall, dark green, with a stocky stem and well-developed root system.

For each family member three to five plants should be grown for fresh eating. If production for canning is desired, then five to 10 plants person needs to be grown.

Plant tomatoes when the weather has warmed and the soil temperature is above 60°F and air temperature is never lower than 45 degrees at night.

Plant seedlings a little deeper than they were in the pots.

Set out tomato plants in the evening or on a cloudy day.

Mulching helps stop weed growth and water loss from the soil. Place a two to three inch layer of organic material such as compost, leaves, straw, grass clippings, hay, newspapers, or black or red plastic sheeting around the growing plants.

Tomatoes can be grown on the ground or supported by stakes or cages. If using stakes put the stake in when planting As the plant grows taller, tie it loosely to the stake every 12 inches with soft fabric or twine.

Tomatoes require at least one inch of water per week during May and June and at least two inches per week during July, August, and September. Water once or twice a week and to a depth of 12 to 18 inches.

Space dwarf plants 12 inches apart; staked tomatoes should be 12 to 18 inches apart. Allow 2 to 4 feet between non- staked plants.

Rows should be spaced 3 to 5 feet apart for staked plants and 4 to 6 feet apart for non-staked plants.

A 10-20-10 fertilizer should be applied at planting time. Sidedress for the first time when the first fruits are one- third grown. Use about one to two tablespoons per plant. Mix the fertilizer into the soil then water, being careful not to get the fertilizer on the foliage. A second application should be made two weeks after the first ripe fruit and a third application one month later. Water the plants thoroughly after fertilizing. All fertilizers should be worked into the top six inches of soil.

For more information on fertilizers: http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/tomatoti ps.htm

REQUIREMENTS FOR REPRINT: You have permission to publish this article free of charge in your e-zine, newsletter, ebook, print publication or on your website ONLY if it remains unchanged and you include the copyright and author information (Resource Box) at the end. You may not use this article in any unsolicited commercial email (spam).

You may retrieve this article by:
Autoresponder: tomatotips@getresponse.com
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net/articles/toma totips.txt

Copyright: 2005 Marilyn Pokorney

Please leave the resource box intact with an active link, and send a courtesy copy of the publication in which the article appears to: marilynp@nctc.net

Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment. Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading. Website: http://www.apluswriting.net

In The News:

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have been released and are 'safe'
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 05:14:00 +0000
A group of girls who were abducted from a boarding school in Nigeria have been released and are "safe", reports say.

UK to discuss EU proposals for vaccine passport aimed at reviving international travel
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 14:40:00 +0000
The UK will discuss with the EU the bloc's proposals to create a vaccine passport that could allow people to travel more freely in time for the summer holidays.

PM offers Britain's stadiums for all of the European Championship with eyes on 2030 World Cup bid
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:13:00 +0000
The prime minister has offered Britain's stadiums for the whole European Championship while eyeing a bid for the 2030 World Cup.

'Incredible' discovery of space plasma hurricanes above North Pole - where it rains electrons
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:58:00 +0000
Scientists say they have confirmed the existence of space hurricanes, with a 600 mile-wide mass spotted above the North Pole.

France approves Oxford COVID jab for over-65s in vaccine U-turn
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:27:00 +0000
France has approved use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in people with existing health problems aged between 65 and 74.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

Edible Flowers in Your Garden

Flowers can be an integral part of cooking. While most... Read More

How to Care for Long Stem Roses

Widely considered to be the most popular roses for... Read More

The Flower Garden in August

Our flower garden in August can be brimming with activities... Read More

Bird Baths in Your Yard

HOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEHas summer come in with a bang!Heat waves everywhere.And where... Read More

Hand Feeding your Koi

One of the most rewarding and entertaining things about having... Read More

Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden

There is no mention to be found of female leprechauns... Read More

Three Stumbling Blocks to Growing Grapes in the Backyard

Are you one of those home gardeners that don't know... Read More

Orchid Care - What The Root Tells Us

Orchid Care Part 4 Diseases of the RootsOur final part... Read More

Lawn Disease And What To Do About It

Every lawn, whether new or established, is susceptible to a... Read More

Organic Roses in the Flower Garden

Many people believe growing their flowers and vegetables organically is... Read More

Water Ponds and Wildlife - How To Attract More Animals to Your Backyard

Wildlife require water just as humans do. Water is essential... Read More

How To Plan A Garden Right

Gardening is a hobby that brings joy, entertainment, and a... Read More

Gardeners Gift Ideas

Plant lovers and backyard enthusiasts are special people who will... Read More

Rock Gardens - A Different Kind of Garden

Planting a Rock Garden is a great alternative to the... Read More

Tips on How to Plant Roses

When spring comes and the ground is thawed, it is... Read More

How to Grow Blueberries

Along with lip-smacking sweetness, flower and foliage are also worthy... Read More

Wooden Greenhouses

An important addition to any British back garden, the greenhouse... Read More

The Hosta ? A Shade Loving Perennial

My first introductions to Hostas were four small green and... Read More

Roses - Creating Beautiful Cut Roses

Many gardeners like to enjoy their roses twice - first... Read More

Mowing the Lawn

This is more of a follow up on my original... Read More

Grey Water- Not Drinking Water- For Your Garden

The average home can reduce their water consumption by around... Read More

The Sundial - Garden Ornament or Exotic Timepiece?

Most of us regard a sundial as an attractive ornament... Read More

Hummingbirds ? Attracting Those Little Flying Powerhouses

It's early in May a beautiful fairly warm day so... Read More

Moss on Lawns

Just about right now, we start to see moss on... Read More

Manage Algae

There are several different ways to manage algae in your... Read More