Let's look at the question of watering tomatoes, we'll answer the question of how to properly water them. Some summer residents have an opinion that tomatoes do not need artificial irrigation. Actually this is not true. If you live in a place where rain is a rare visitor, then you can not do without artificial irrigation. In addition, it is necessary to regularly mulch the beds by laying the sloping grass with a layer of not less than 5-7 centimeters.
How often to water tomatoes
First of all, one must take into account the fact that at different stages of life, tomatoes need different volumes
- Before the planting of the seedlings is carried out into the open ground, the well must first be watered. For these purposes, about 1 liter of water is poured into the well. After this, the seedlings can be planted in the soil. It is important that after planting, the seedlings do not require irrigation within 7-10 days. This is due to the fact that the seedlings take root, after which the active growth period begins .
- During this period, tomatoes should be watered no more often than once a week (20 liters of water per square meter).
- C the beginning of flowering of tomatoes the volume of water should be reduced. It is enough to water 1.5-2 liters of water twice a week for one bush, otherwise the foliage will actively grow instead of the ovary.
- After the appearance of ovary the water volume per bush should be increased to 3-5 liters, if the street is hot, then the required amount of moisture is 10 liters twice a week. If there is a lack of moisture, the fruits will be small, and perhaps even tomatoes will drop the ovary.
- But on the maturation period of tomatoes, watering should be stopped altogether, or the water volume is reduced significantly.
If it is a question of tomatoes in the open ground, they can be not afraid to water directly from the watering can and wet the leaves. Watering the same tomatoes preferably in the evening, 2 hours before sunset. This time of watering is desirable because all moisture is absorbed into the ground and will not evaporate.
And finally, it is worth remembering the rule of watering tomatoes – "better water a lot, but rarely than constantly and slightly."