Many of you will say: “I do not have a garden, but they can not entertain a tomato.” The good news is that the tomato grows on the balcony! The only requirement is that your balcony has a lot of sun, which means that you can grow tomatoes all the time!
The advantage is that tomatoes that you can grow yourself, you can do it without spraying chemicals, and it is much healthier. Before you decide to this kind of planting tomatoes, find out which species grows best on the balcony. For example, the Minibel tomatoes are intended for planting in a small space – such as a balcony. This species grows up to 30 cm in height. The fruits are small and delicious.
Determine in which pots will be planted tomatoes. The best pots are plastic or fiberglass. Plastic pots are a very good choice because of their low price and practicality. Earthlings (ceramic) pots are not good because they quickly consume water, which is important for the plant.
Make sure the pot in which you plant the tomatoes are deep enough. The depth of 8 cm is the absolute minimum, while a pot of 12 or even 16 cm is very good choice. When you select a pot, you have to take care of the drainage. Tomato will soon decay if it is all the time in moist soil. Most bought pots have already pre-drilled holes at the bottom. If your pots does not have , drill a few holes yourself.
Fill the pot with quality compost and soil and then plant a tomatoes. When the plant starts to grow, insert a wooden pole next to it and you have to tie the branches of the plant. Pillar will help your plants to maintain stability and balance. You have to water Tomato regularly. How do you know when it’s time for watering? Put your finger into the ground, if the first 2 cm of the country are dry, it’s time for watering.
When you water it every time tomatoes, you dilute also the nutrients from the soil. You should add some natural nutritious means on tomatoes, or fresh ground, once a month.
By growing tomatoes in the pot, you will avoid the risk of many diseases that attack tomatoes from the ground ( if the tomatoes are grown in the garden )!