Tomatoes are one of the most common vegetable crops. They contain many useful items. In addition, they can be used both fresh and in the form of blanks. Most tomato varieties are great for winter snacks.
Due to such popularity and demand for culture, breeders are constantly working to create new, better varieties. Tomato "Summer Garden" belongs to the new varieties of tomatoes.
This variety belongs to very early hybrids. In addition, it is universal: it can be grown in greenhouse conditions, in a greenhouse, and in an open area.
Grow a variety with seedlings. Sprouted seeds can be planted on a permanent growth site on the 50th day. About a month later, the ovaries appear, and it is possible to harvest a mature crop 3 weeks after the formation of the ovaries.
This variety distinguishes one feature: the gradual ripening of fruits at all times.
Among the main qualities that are the undisputed advantage of the variety, are the following:
- A high yield level - from a square of 1 m2 it is really possible to get a crop weighing 17 kg. And from one bush can be quite collected up to 4 kg.
- Good immunity to diseases and pests.
- Hand maturation of the ovaries.
- Low growth shrub - up to half a meter, greatly facilitates the care of the plant.
- No staking is required.
In addition to this, the variety is unpretentious in care.
Shrub varieties of tomatoes "Summer Garden" looks great, has an aesthetic, elegant look. Compact bushes are dotted with round, bright red, orange colored fruits.
From 5 to 8 pieces of fruit ripen on each hand. The weight of an individual tomato varies from 100 to 140 grams. Inside the fruit are many chambers with seeds. The fruits are fleshy, with a dense and soft skin.
Planting and care culture
The best time for planting is mid-spring, to be more precise - the second half of April. Seeds varieties "Summer Garden" germinate for all 4-5 years.
Before planting, it is imperative to carry out the disinfection of seeds with a solution of potassium permanganate, after which the seeds are dried. Two methods are used for germination: in a container with warm water, or in wet gauze. In the second case, it is important to constantly monitor the degree of moisture of the material, as otherwise the seeds may not germinate.
In the case of choosing the first method of germination, it should be borne in mind that the seeds can be kept in a container with water for up to 18 hours. With a lack of oxygen, they simply "exhale."
When the seeds are swollen, they need to be transplanted into special containers for seedlings. It is necessary to take out carefully and it is desirable hands, not to damage. Place at a depth of no more than 1.5 cm. Be sure to provide good lighting.
Daily need to check the degree of humidity of the earth. A very important point: in time to place the grown seedlings in separate pots. In connection with the rapid growth of the root system, you can simply get entangled in it and when unraveling - damage, thereby destroying future tomatoes.
- When planting seedlings in open ground, care should be taken to properly illuminate future plants. The tomato belongs to thin, gentle vegetable cultures. He does not tolerate the direct scorching rays of the sun. This fact is worth considering when placing on the garden plot. It is recommended to create shading using newspapers or other materials. Thus, you protect the plant from burns and at the same time provide access to a sufficient amount of light.
- The age of seedlings for planting at a permanent place of growth must be at least 50 days. When planting, it is necessary to maintain a distance between plants: 30 cm between the roots and at least half a meter between the rows. Planted only after the final cessation of frost.
- Mandatory care includes: timely soil moistening, loosening of the ground, application of top dressings.
Tips for growing a variety in temperate climates
Obviously, when planting and growing any crop, it is necessary to take into account the climatic conditions. For areas with a temperate climate, it is recommended:
- Seed in the second half of April or the first half of March.
- Planting seedlings on a permanent place of growth - not earlier than mid-June.
- When the culture blooms, add a sulphate fertilizer to the soil.
- The second feeding occurs at the first formation of the fruit.
By following these simple recommendations and carrying out the right care, you can grow excellent tomatoes that are equally good for fresh consumption and canning.