Some crops have varieties and hybrids that are suitable for relatively inexperienced gardeners. Tomato Love Earth - one of these varieties. Bred by Russian breeder Panchev Yuri Ivanovich. It is registered in the state registry and officially allowed to grow since 2010.
Plant characteristics and yield
Plants of this variety are determinant by growth pattern. They grow to a height of 1.20-1.30 m in the open air, 1.5 m in greenhouses and need to be tied up and tied up. You can grow them both in greenhouses and in open ground. The first fruits ripen 90-105 days after seed germination, so the variety is considered early.
The plants are heavily leafy. Productivity is below average: from one bush it is usually possible to remove up to 6 kg of fruits. From each square. meters can be collected from 23-26 kg of fruit. The highest yields in open ground can be obtained in Astrakhan, Belgorod, Voronezh regions, as well as in the Crimea and the Caucasus. In other regions it is better to grow in greenhouses.
Fruits grow relatively large - up to 200-230, less often 300 g. In shape, they are round and even without ribs and greens at the base. The skin is dense and resistant to cracking. The color of the fruit is rich red or burgundy. The flesh is sweetish in taste and contains many vitamins.
Fruits have good keeping ability and transportability, while having an attractive presentation, in particular, the yield of marketable products is 95%. By appointment, the fruits are universal, that is, they are tasty both fresh and canned.
- early ripeness;
- high immunity to diseases;
- good taste;
- does not need to be staved in the open ground.
- low strength of the stem;
- the fragility of the stems;
- increased dependence on dressings.
Recommendations for growing
The sowing time should be determined taking into account the landing site and the climate in the area where your site is located. Growing most often begins with the preparation of seeds for sowing. Seeds of own production are usually recommended to sort and disinfect. They should be sown with embedding to a depth of 1-2 cm. After this, the capacity with seeds should be closed with a film and taken to a place where the temperature will be about 25 degrees. If possible, in March it is useful to add fluorescent lamps or special fitolamps in such a way that the whole daylight day is about 14-16 hours. Incandescent lamps can not be used.
In phase 2 of these leaflets, seedling seedlings are usually recommended in cassettes or glasses. The need for seedlings to feed depends on the selected soil and partly on the temperature in the room. Extracts from biohumus, fertilizers of EM series, Fertik are suitable from fertilizers. Before planting, quenching at a temperature of 14 degrees is recommended.
Before disembarking, it is recommended to make in terms of 1 square. m for a compost bucket, 1 cup of ash and 25 g of superphosphate. On 1 square. m can be planted up to 4-5 plants.
The formation of plants in 2-3 stalks is recommended, in addition, the removal of stepsons with an interval of 10-12 days. It is recommended to feed in periods of flowering, setting and maturation. A mullein infusion, diluted 5 times, extracts from biohumus, such as Gumidar, Gumistar, etc., as well as mineral fertilizers Mortar, Zdravina, etc., are suitable for dressing
Tomato plants, including Earthly Love, can be affected by many diseases, including late blight, Fusarium, Verticilliasis, macrosporosis.
- For prevention, it is permissible to use both chemical and biological fungicides. From biofungicides it is worth using Alirin-B, Trichoderma virid, Baktofit. Of the chemical agents allowed: Abiga-Peak, 1% Bordeaux mixture, Ordan, Profit.
- Tomatoes can also be affected by bacterial blotch. Fitolavin and Gamair are suitable for protection against it. The latter is practically non-toxic.
- Among the diseases are found both infectious and physiological, for example, top rot. This disease has 2 types: infectious and non-infectious. If there is no smell, then the form is physiological. In this case, you need top dressing with a 0.2% solution of calcium nitrate.
Tomatoes can be damaged by the Colorado potato beetle, slugs, whiteflies, caterpillars scoop, wireworms. In some regions it is possible with thrips and aphids.
To combat the Colorado beetles and their larvae, you can use the Fitoverm, Bitoxibacillin, Fastak. To protect plants from slugs, you need a complex of mechanical and chemical methods, in particular, the device of traps, sprinkling the earth with lime or ground superphosphate. For protection against whitefly, spraying with such preparations as Inta-vir, Spark are recommended. To combat wireworms, there are both chemical and biological preparations. From the first can be called Provotoks, and from the second - Nemabakt and Anthon-F.