A staple in most of our households, the Tomato is a fragrant, edible berry of the Tomato plant that is packed with Vitamin C, Fibre, Vitamin A,Calcium and many other important antioxidants. Put it in curries, make soups, sauces or eat it raw, its tasty in all forms. Add a tangy and fresh flavour and a lot of nutrition to your food with a few tomatoes!
Specifications of Tomato seeds
Warmer temperature required
Sprinkle water in the morning and evening
Moist soil but not saturated
Sowing Tomato seeds
Sow the seeds in moist soil inside a growbag, but the soil should not be over damp or soil dripping with water.
The seed should be planted 1/4 inch deep.
Pre-soaking of seeds in warm water overnight before planting them helps to soften the seed coat and speed up the seed germination.
50 to 60 days are required for early-season tomatoes, 60 to 80 days are needed for mid-season tomatoes, 80 or more days are needed for late-season tomatoes.
Precautions While Growing Tomato
Soil should be loam, sticky to give a higher yield because they have high water holding capacity.
Soil with a pH level of 5.5 to 7.0 is most suitable for tomato production.