Tomato Essay

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Producing successful tomato crops with high yields can be a challenge if you have never had any experience in the horticultural industry, generally a tomato plant you grow in your vegetable garden will be different from growing a tomato plant in a green house so it is important to realise the differences and to provide the correct nutrients for your crops. Not only is it important for your tomato plants to be provided with the correct nutrients and the correct amount of nutrients, but it is also important to understand how and what to grow your tomatoes in. Tomato plants grow better under certain conditions and in certain types of soils that provide the plant with the nutrients it requires, so it is important to understand what these are …show more content…
You should leave seeds to germinate in the Cultilene plug round tray in a glasshouse, these should be left under a cage covered with a shade cloth, and should be put on a flood and drain table. The flood and drain table will flood the table with a nutrient solution, which then drains away over time. You should then transfer the new seedlings into Cultilene cubes, which should then be transferred into plotting medium planter bags and put in a greenhouse. Your seedlings need to remain in the Cultilene cubes, which you should place on top of the media in the planter bags and connect this to a hydroponic setup. In the greenhouse you should be feeding the tomatoes at every watering with modified Hoagland solution that you should provide the tomatoes with in two parts. For the first part you should provide the tomatoes with 19.8 kg of calcium nitrate, and 13.16 kg of potassium nitrate in 200 litres of water. For the second part you should provide your tomatoes with 9.94 kg of magnesium sulphate, 5.44 kg of mono-potassium phosphate, 600 g of iron chelate, 7 g of maganous sulphate, 6 g of copper sulphate, 36 g of boric acid, and 1.6 g of ammonium molybdate in 200 litres of water. The Hoagland solution is delivered via two

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