I want to continue the topic of growing seedlings without picking on wick irrigation. Not so long ago I told you how to sow petunia in this way, how to sow pepper without picking.

A little about cherry tomatoes

Although many novice gardeners cannot distinguish cherry tomatoes from currant or cocktail tomatoes, all these types of tomatoes differ significantly from each other.

Cherry tomatoes have fruits of about 25 g. The peculiarities of this crop are that it has a double concentration of sugars and nutrients, this feature of cherry tomatoes is not only among small tomatoes, but also among large varieties of tomatoes. There are several varieties of this species, which, thanks to breeders, have acquired the tastes of some fruits. That is why this tomato variety is often perceived as a fruit rather than a vegetable. In addition, the variety of colors and shapes of its fruits can be considered an advantage of this tomato variety.

This crop can only be grown in beds using seedlings. Many grow seedlings for cherry tomatoes at home. If you sow the seeds themselves into the ground, you should not expect a good harvest: the fruits will not have time to develop enough.

Typically, cherry tomatoes are planted for seedlings from mid-February to March. Consider your region to determine when to plant cherry tomatoes for seedlings. The age of the finished seedlings at the time of planting in the ground must be at least 50 days.

First, late February - early March, sow seeds of late-ripening varieties for seedlings, in which 130-140 days pass from germination to the first harvest, then middle-late and mid-ripening (up to 115-125 days).

With early sowing (in February), the seedlings must be supplemented with special lamps. If this is not done, the growth of plants is delayed, few buds are formed, the ovaries of the first brush may fall off.

Late April, about 50 days old, tomatoes can already be planted in a heated greenhouse (in an unheated one - in May, depending on the weather), the planting pattern is 40 x 60 cm.

After three to four days, the plants are tied up. The loop is made free. Tomatoes are formed into one stem, as they grow, stepchildren break out (with a length of 3-5 cm).

So that the fruits have time to ripen, in the first half of August, the top of the plants is removedleaving two or three leaves above the last brush - they deliver the products of photosynthesis to the fruits. When growing, do not allow excessive air humidity and temperatures above 30 ° C, otherwise the fruits will cease to set.

Try not to overfeed plants with nitrogen fertilizers, especially at the beginning of the growing season.

Using simple techniques, you can grow a tomato weighing 1.5 kg:

  • To get a fruit of this size, form the plants into one stem.
  • Remove the first inflorescence.
  • After the formation of two, maximum three inflorescences, limit the growth of the main shoot by pinching the growth point.
  • Leave one or two ovaries in each inflorescence.
  • Leave two leaves above the last brush.

If all these recommendations are followed exactly, then you can get two or three huge fruits.

Getting seedlings

Since it is easiest to grow sage from seeds in the middle zone of the Russian Federation by seedling, therefore, the main efforts of the gardener should be focused on these works. It is advisable to start dealing with planting material in February-March. You can read about how to grow sage from seeds by direct planting in the ground below.

Seeds should be soaked in warm water for a day before planting. Then rinse the bag in a pink solution of potassium permanganate for disinfection. Seeds prepared in this way can be sown in a seed box, seeding them to a depth of no more than 1.5 mm. Close the box with glass or plastic, place in a warm place (20-25 degrees Celsius). Ventilate periodically, opening for 5-20 minutes, to additionally check for moisture and mold.

In two to three weeks, sprouts will appear. The glass must be removed, the box must be placed in a lighted room. Best of all - next to the radiator, under the windowsill. The temperature for sage should not be lower than 20 degrees Celsius - the plant is thermophilic.

Seedlings with a height of about 1.5-2 cm should be transplanted into cups (peat or paper pots), remembering that the root system of sage is powerful, so it is easy to damage it when planted in the ground if removed from plastic containers.

The healing properties of astilba

Astilbe - bright and unusual

Traditional medicine and pharmacology do not use the properties of astilba. They are used in folk medicine and cosmetology.

List of properties:

  1. The roots are used in the treatment of hypertension
  2. The leaves have a tonic effect and are used in the treatment of kidney diseases
  3. Stems help to reduce fever, relieve inflammation, treat skin diseases

Ointments, infusions, decoctions are made from various parts of astilba. In addition to treating diseases, they are used in cosmetology. So if you wash your face with her infusion in the morning, then it will relieve acne.

Infusion from the roots:

  • 50 g of roots, peel and rinse
  • Pour 0.5 liters of boiling water
  • Insist in a thermos for 12 hours
  • Strain, you can use

Infusion of leaves:

  • Take 15 gr. fresh leaves. Rinse them with running water
  • Pour a glass of boiling water
  • Insist 15 minutes. Ready to eat

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Astilba: 12 groups of varieties, description of the most common, care, reproduction (50 Photos & Videos) + Reviews

Astilba will decorate any site. It will look spectacular in independent plantings and in compositions with other plants. She will not only lift the mood with her beauty, but also her infusions will benefit your skin. Your opinion about this material is very important to us. If you disagree with these ratings, leave your rating in the comments with the reasoning for your choice. Thank you for your participation. Your opinion will be useful to other users.

Diseases and pests

Cherry tomatoes are highly susceptible to various diseases, the whole list is even difficult to list. Most often these are fungal infections, they can be provoked by climatic conditions unsuitable for growing this crop, improper watering or high air humidity. The most common diseases of cherry tomato:

  • Spotting and rot.
  • Late blight.
  • Verticilez.

Pests are also a common problem that gardeners have to face. To combat them, you can use a soap solution or wormwood, garlic, onion infusion.


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