Is a tomato tree a myth or a reality?
In our country a huge number of summer residentsgrows tomatoes. The standard planting of tomatoes allows harvesting in one centner from 30-50 bushes. However, there is a technology that makes it possible to get so many tomatoes from just two bushes. This way of cultivation was called "tomato tree". In order to grow it, it is enough to observe several simple rules.
Initially grown tomato seedlings in a standard way. For planting, it is best to choose the strongest plants.
A tomato tree can be grown from tall tomato varieties.
There is even a specially developed grade for this purpose, called Sprut f1.
In order to grow a tomato tree, you need to pick up an old barrel. To the excess water freely removed, and earthworms could easily get inside, the bottom of the barrel must be removed.
For better access of oxygen to the root system in the sides, it is drilled holes at a distance of about twentycentimeters from each other.
The prepared barrel is placed on the most sunnyplace in the garden. Then it is filled with soil in a certain way. Downward layer of ergase is about 10 centimeters thick. Urgasa is a microbiological fertilizer and consists of vegetable waste, organic raw materials treated with microorganisms, with the addition of minerals and wood ash. As the next layer is used soil mixture, consisting in equal proportions of compost, turf and garden lands. The height of the two layers should not be more than one-third the height of our barrel.
In the first days of May, the selected tomato seedling is planted in the center of the barrel. Before the end of night frosts, the future tomato tree should be covered with cellophane.
Once the seedling has established itself, we proceed todevelopment of a strong root system. To do this, cut off all the leaves at a height of ten centimeters. We are waiting for the wounds to dry up a little, then cover with a layer of soil mixture. When the tomato tree grows by another ten centimeters, repeat the procedure. Thus we proceed until the barrel is completely filled with soil. It will happen in about a month and a half.
From this point on, the tomato can not beto conceal. It is also important during this period to stop pasynkovanie. On the contrary, one should strive to ensure that the plant has as many brushes as possible. The lower branches can safely hang from the barrel, the upper branches should be tied up so that the plant receives as much light as possible.
It is important to provide the plant with abundant watering. In this case, do not be afraidto overdo it, because excess moisture will go to the soil through the missing bottom.
Once a week, the plant needs to be fed. To do this, fill one part of the compost with two parts of water, stir it, insist the day. With this mixture and water our tomato tree.
Since the beginning of the autumn frosts over the tree, you can throw a film, then it will be able to stand until the end of September.
To achieve the best yields of plantsit is important to know how to take care of them and how to plant them. Tomatoes require careful care. Cultivation of them by the method of tomato tree allows you to get a larger harvest with fewer bushes, and therefore, to put less effort into it. As a result, you will have enough time to relax in the warm summer days.