mom. Organic Gardening. February 12th , 2018.
Nowadays, people become more concern with the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers in the process of growing fruits and veggies. As an alternative, more people now turn to products from organically grown plants; that includes healthy organic tomato plants.
Organically grown tomatoes offer many benefits. It gives you fresh, natural tomatoes without unwanted side effects caused by chemicals commonly found in conventionally-grown tomatoes. It also will save you some money as you grow them by yourself, so you don't need to buy them from the market. Gardening is a healthy hobby too; it benefits your state of soul, body and mind.
The very principal in cultivating eco-friendly Organic Tomato Plants is avoiding to incorporate synthetic materials into your garden; that includes synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Organic gardening needs you to use organic materials. First organic thing you need to do is to make your soil organic. Compost is all you need to make organic soil. Compost can be made from organic wastes from your garden kitchen by turning them into soil modifier or plant food. Compost is necessary for your tomato plants can grow healthy as it gives the plants important elements such as phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen.
Another key part to grow quality organic tomato plants is the application of organic fertilizer to boost their growth. Choose organic fertilizers with balanced composition to mix it to the soil. Use organic fertilizers made of animals, plants and mineral instead fertilizers made of chemical/synthetic substances. Synthetic fertilizers may put your health at risk as they contaminate your tomatoes with chemicals.
Use stakes, trellises or wire cages to grow your tomato plants so they can have adequate supply of air as well as protection from soil diseases. Those kinds of frameworks are ideal to support the growth of tomato plants, as they can grow up to six feet.
Your organic tomato plants also need enough water to support their growth. You need to water them frequently to avoid wilting. A wilted tomato plant produces less fruit than a healthy tomato plant.
Do a research first to look for the best variety of tomato can be grown on your area. It depends on many factors such as the hemisphere where you live, the type of your soil, the humidity, and so on. Choose for the heirloom plants which are hybrids and disease-resistant.
Growing healthy and eco-friendly organic tomato plants in your garden can be a starting point for you to do more organic gardening projects. Grow other kinds of organic fruits, herbs and vegetables on your garden for a healthy living. Happy organic gardening!
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