Growing cherry tomatoes from seeds at home
One of the most delicious advantages of gardening is getting to bite into a ripe, luscious tomato. There are many other kinds of tomatoes available, but the vast majority of people who grow their own choose to grow at least one bush of cherry tomatoes because of how delicious they are.
Cherry tomatoes can mature to a variety of colors, including red, orange, yellow, and even "black," and they retain their sugary sweetness and delicious flavor when allowed to ripen on the vine.
Because of their diminutive size, they do not require particularly intricate maintenance. And normally, they will produce a great deal of fruit if they are given the right amount of light.
Items that you will require
- seeds or seedlings of the cultivars Cherry Lisa, Minibell, Pygmy, or others; other varieties of cherry.
A container having holes in the bottom for drainage around 20 centimeters in width and 10 to 15 centimeters in depth;
- a very fine mesh or grid that acts as a support;
- Tomatillos fertilizers;
- Phytolamps are ideal for use in chilly weather or in areas with low lighting.
Methods for germination
When you are planting the seeds in a container of dirt, be careful not to dig too deeply. Pour over, cover with a film, and place in a warm environment with a temperature of roughly 25–27 degrees Celsius for a period of several days.
Take off the plastic as soon as you see the first shoots emerge, but don't plant anything until the sprouts are between 5 and 6 centimeters in length.
If you are growing cherry tomatoes in a container, you should only keep the seedling that proves to be the healthiest. When putting seedlings in a box, make sure to provide at least 10–15 centimeters of space between each individual seedling.
It is recommended to install a grate made of soil.
Helpful words of advice
The tomatoes should be watered once every two to three days, and the top dressing should be added once per week as indicated.
Because the plant needs between 10 and 12 hours of light each day, fitolamps should be turned on if they are required.
When the bush has reached its mature height, secure it with ties to the net to prevent it from bending.
In most cases, it takes flowers one month to start blooming, and then another two months after that before they are ready to be harvested.
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