How to grow tomatoes in a pot?
At home, those who try to grow as many flowers, fruits and vegetables as possible, know, there is nothing like spending time with plants, dealing with their care, seeing their refreshing colors, absorbing their scents. This is not only limited to flowers, but if it extends to fruits and vegetables that will make great contributions to the home economy and health, it is not worth our pleasure.
If you are one of those who say that I can grow the most natural, the most delicious and the most economical in my house, try to grow tomatoes in this pot, which we will explain step by step, the most practical methods.
From the choice of soil to the frequency of watering, from the relationship with the sun to the harvest, how to grow tomatoes in a pot, you will want to try all the stages immediately, and after making your first application, you will say “Why have I never done this before?”.
Come on then, no more late, first learn how to grow tomatoes step by step, then prepare the necessary ingredients and take action immediately!
Start by combining the ingredients you need to grow tomatoes in pots
important note: If you wish, you can also choose the seeds of different tomato varieties such as cherry tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bulb tomatoes instead of classic tomato seeds. At this point, the most important thing is to pay attention to the fact that the seeds you receive are organic, clean and reproducible. You should avoid seeds with GMOs that are unlikely to re-produce.
Step 1: Fill the germination tray or plastic cups with fertile garden soil and plant the seeds
Fill your germination tray, which you can obtain from flower shops or garden-plant departments of flower shops, if you do not have a tray, fill your plastic cups with fertile garden soil. Open the top of the soil you have filled slightly, place your tomato seeds in it and cover it with about 1 centimeter of soil.
The seeds should be neither too deep nor too deep on the surface. Being one centimeter deep is the ideal depth that you can evaluate while waiting for germination.
Step 2: Soak the seeds in a warm, sun-free environment and keep the soil constantly moist.
Germination can also be done in the sun-exposed areas, but if you do this in a dark area, the germination process of your tomato seeds will be shorter and you will be able to switch to seedling planting more quickly. If you wish, you can also close the black bag at this stage, preventing air from getting on the germination tray.
You should make sure that the soil of the tomato seeds that you have soaked in the germination tray or glasses remains moist throughout the process. For this, you can test the soil on your index finger so as not to damage the germination of the seeds, and if it does not remain moist when you dip your finger in the soil, you can immediately water it. After a while, you will notice that tomato seeds germinate and begin to show themselves green on the surface of the soil.
Step 3: Soak the germinating tomato seeds in the same sun for about 1-1.5 weeks
When the tomato seeds waiting in the dark area start to germinate, you should not immediately plant them, you should wait for them to be rooted in the germination tray or plastic cups for a while. Thus, you can get a much more robust and healthy tomato seedlings. However, it will not be correct to keep tomato seeds in the dark after they begin to germinate and show themselves on the surface of the soil. For this reason, you should not neglect to move to an area that gets sun after germination begins, and you should wait in this way for 1-1.5 weeks. Of course, you should pay attention to keep the soil moist during this period.
Step 4: Fill the flowerpot with fertile garden soil and a little fertilizer, carefully transfer the seedlings
It’s time to transfer your tomato seedlings germinating in germination tray or plastic cups to the pot. First of all, place small stones in the hole parts of your drained gum with holes in which excess water can flow, so that it maintains its drainage structure. Then add the garden soil and fertilizer you provided on it. Make sure that manure and soil are mixed homogeneously.
After this process, make 2-3 centimeter holes in the top part of the soil in accordance with the root length of your tiny tomato seedlings, carefully lay the germinated seedlings in these holes without damaging the roots and cover them with 2-3 centimeters of soil again. At this stage, be careful not to leave the soil you covered on too loose or too suppressed so that your seedlings and roots will not be damaged.
Step 5: Regularly water the tomato seedlings you have planted and ensure that it gets enough sunlight
After planting your tomato seedlings in their pots, continue watering so that the soil remains moist. Since tomatoes like watering at the same time as many other plants, set a routine for yourself and water it accordingly. For example, every morning at 8:00 am watering, the plant will grow and develop more efficiently than it will get used to this hour. Of course, you can change the clock according to your own schedule, but keep in mind that it is useful to do the irrigation process when it is not in direct sunlight and in light shadow areas.
Let’s talk about the relationship with sunlight: Your tomato plant does not need direct sunlight until it blooms, even intense sunlight can damage this process. However, he should still wait for at least 8 hours of light during the day in a place with daylight, for example by the window.
Step 6: Fertilize your tomato plant, which will bloom in about 3 months, to obtain tomatoes efficiently
Your tomato plants will start to bloom in about 3 months if you apply all these stages completely, and then fruit will form. When the fruits start to show their face after this stage, you can move your pots to areas with more sun. In this way, the green colors of tomatoes turn to red in a much shorter time, and your tomatoes are flavored. That’s it!