Initially, protective structures such as greenhouses were used for growing seedlings. But today, plants in greenhouses spend their entire life cycle from sowing seeds to harvesting.
Most often, tomatoes are grown in greenhouses, which allows them to be harvested almost all year round. In addition, the plants are moisture-loving, and in a greenhouse, the irrigation process is much more convenient to control.
Planting tomato seedlings in a greenhouse can be carried out already in the first third of May. It is better to use a soil clay or loamy mixture consisting of humus, peat and sawdust. It is recommended to pre-treat the soil with a solution of copper sulfate brought to 100 ° C. Such a measure will help protect tomatoes from possible fungal diseases.
Tomato seedlings are planted in closed ground, the size of which does not exceed 35 cm. After planting, the plant is not recommended to be watered for two weeks. This will allow you to get non-elongated shoots. Tomatoes need to be tied, which can be done as early as 12 days after planting young sprouts.
Planting tomato seedlings in a greenhouse also implies regular airing. This is especially important during the flowering period of tomatoes. In addition, when ventilating the greenhouse structure, it is easy to prevent waterlogging, which is dangerous for tomatoes.
Tomatoes love root dressing. During the entire period of plant growth, they must be carried out at least three or four times. Fertilizers such as liquid mullein, nitrophoska, potassium sulfate, wood ash, superphosphate and liquid sodium humate are suitable for tomatoes.