Choosing the right location

Tomatoes can be grown outdoors, in greenhouses, and in polytunnels. For outdoor cultivation, we should choose a sheltered and well-sunned location. It is important to note that tomatoes are sensitive even to the slightest frost and can perish at temperatures as low as 0°C. The optimal growth temperature is 18-25°C. At temperatures above 30°C, no red pigment, called lycopene, is formed.

Proper soil preparation

Tomatoes thrive best in well-drained, warm, and humus-rich soils. A sufficiently nutrient-rich and quickly warming soil is key to vigorous plants and abundant yields. Tomatoes do not react sensitively to soil acidification. The soil for tomato cultivation should be deeply tilled and enriched with well-rotted manure or compost. This is especially important for self-pollinating varieties, as they have shallow roots. Tall varieties also thrive well in subsequent years after organic fertilization. If fresh manure or compost is not available, it is advisable to use granular fertilizer.

In the "Cultivation Plans" section, you will find a detailed cultivation plan for tomatoes - all the activities that need to be done for tomatoes regarding care, protection, and fertilization. Everything with monthly and method breakdown - conventional and natural.