Are you in love with someone right now? Are you having a hard time confessing? Well, you’re in luck because you’re reading the perfect post. There’s no better way of admitting than offering tomatoes to your special someone.
Here are the tips on how to grow tomatoes in greenhouse. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get to hear your crush say, “I love you from my head tomatoes!” (Did you get the pun? To my toes).
Well then, if you’ve understood the pun, follow what this post says, and surely you will be able to get the person you want!
What Are Tomatoes?
You might be wondering what a tomato is. Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? Well, tomato is a fruit that originated from the nightshade family native to South America.
You’ve read it right; tomato is indeed a fruit despite being eaten and prepared like a vegetable. So what makes tomatoes better than other love offerings? Well, instead of giving flowers or chocolates that are generally given to the person you love, tomatoes are indeed an unusual yet fantastic way of expressing your love.
A great source of the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes have many health benefits such as reducing your risk of cancer and heart disease.
By giving tomatoes to your special someone, you can express your love and, at the same time, give him or her what he or she needs- vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
I’m Not A Gardener; What Should I Do?
Well, you don’t need to have the expertise to plant tomatoes. To start your tomato plants, you will need to have the following:
- Tomato seeds or plant
- Soil nutrients
- Patience (Tomatoes require a bit more care. In the name of love, commitment is necessary!)
Where Should I Start?
In planting tomatoes, you have to make sure that your greenhouse temperature should be 60 to 65 F. (15-18 C) at night; during the day, it has to be 70 to 80 F. (21-27C).
Although humidity is necessary for your plants, keep in mind that too much of something can be harmful. Ensure that your greenhouse has a humidity below 90% while having ventilation to decrease diseases’ chances.
If your greenhouse temperature does not meet the conditions, you’d want to keep your greenhouse cool during the day and warm at night. Opening a window or using a fan can be of great help in venting hot air out of your greenhouse.
If your greenhouse temperature has already met the conditions, prepare your soil with fertilizer and nutrients; the fun is officially about to get started!
What Methods And Measurements Should I Consider?
Back in high school, you might have wondered how mathematics could benefit us daily. Here’s one of the things where mathematics is needed. So set out your ruler because we’re about to do a little bit of measurement.
A two-crop rotation would be the best option for you to ensure the maximum number of tomatoes and extend the growing season.
Consider providing an estimate of 36 inches (91 cm) of labor space between pairs of tomato rows spaced 28-30 inches (71-76cm.). If you happen to be utilizing tomato seeds, planting them about 2 to 3 inches under the soil is recommended.
In addition to this, using a stake next to the plant is a good idea. Tying parts of the stem to the stake as it grows can prevent the plant from collapsing on itself. Having some trellis system in place is also necessary when the plants are about a foot tall.
The trellis system wherein the plastic twine tied from the plant to a massive gauge wire support hanging above the row is used.
What Other Things Should I Consider?
Here are the things that you should consider on how to grow tomatoes in greenhouse:
To create a good start, over-watering the plants first and waiting for the soil to dry before watering is highly suggested. Take note that you should be watering the plants every day or every other day, depending on how fast the soil dries out.
To know if the plant needs water, stick your finger in the potting soil up to 2 inches deep. If the ground feels dry, it’s time to water. If you’re wondering what time you should water the plants, it would be best to do it in the morning and prevent doing it 2 to 3 hours before sunset.
According to an article published by the Los Angeles Times, misting the plants is also beneficial. Through this, you’re sure that water will be distributed appropriately, thereby preventing the risk of overwatering. As a result, the amount of soil on the leaves will be minimized; at the same time, it aids the fruit.
Now, how would you ensure that your tomato plant receives an adequate amount of water? In a vast, well-established tomato plant, a minimum of one gallon of water a day is required.
Dimensions of the container, the temperature inside the greenhouse, and the growing stage of tomato are some factors that can affect how much water your plant may need.
Watering the container slowly until water comes out of the bottom’s drainage holes must also be observed.
Do you love gold? Whether you like gold or not, the only thing I’m optimistic about is that your plants need the most precious gold to be found on earth. What do you mean most precious gold? Are those coins? Or jewelry?
No. The most precious gold your plants need is sunlight, and here’s a fun fact about sunlight – It’s free! All you have to do is put your tomatoes close to a window or under good grow.
What Other Plants Can I Put In My Greenhouse Aside From Tomatoes?
Of course, once you’ve started, there’s no backing out! So here’s a list of fruits you can have in your greenhouse:
Congratulations! Your tomato is ready for harvesting. Now, be brave and confess your love. We’re all rooting for you. (Did you get the pun? rooting for you.)
Always remember that love is like taking care of a plant. Give it love, and attention then watch as it blooms. Hopefully, you’ve learned how to grow tomatoes in greenhouse through this article. Good luck!