Our tips to avoid breaking a tomato and get a healthy harvest. We are trying not only to grow tomatoes in the garden, but to make them pleasing to everyone’s eye and as useful as possible without sores inside.

Again, I am convinced that proven varieties and hybrids should be planted. Early Richie F1 tomato.

Let’s not pretend, every gardener knows how to properly grow tomatoes and cucumbers on his site. But not everyone knows how to make sure that the tomatoes do not crack. In fact, it’s a pretty serious problem.

There are several reasons why tomatoes crack. Here you have varietal characteristics (density and elasticity of the skin), natural temperature changes, a lack of certain nutrients, violations of the irrigation regime. That’s it, casual. Surely many of you know your own reasons, share your experience with readers in the comments.

Well, let’s talk about the most mundane. The summer of this year turned out to be extremely hot, and not only people, but also plants suffer from the weather. And Senor Tomato is an exceptionally temperamental fruit. More of a vegetable. It’s not good for him, it’s not like that. Our overseas giants, for example, did not tie the ovary, tomato leaves twisted and covered with spots. And some even cracked their face.

the tomatoes are cracking

Let’s try to understand.

Reason number one. Bad watering.

Well, when you’re thirsty, what do you do? Drink water. Tomatoes do the exact same thing. They absorb water, as if from the planet Hangover. And then it rained for fifteen hours straight. Here is the result. Or you come to the dacha only for the weekend and water your tomatoes as you can, and not as they need, at least 1 time in 3 days in the heat,

Reason number two. Not those top dressings.

All gardeners know that tomatoes need fertilizer. Hurt it – hurt the fruit and they will crack in indignation. Tomatoes need top dressing twice a month. And we combine it with watering. When the fruits formed, potassium was needed, but nitrogen and phosphorus could already be removed. Now, when the fruit sinks, it is more reasonable to choose magnesium sulfate.

Recipe from our House of Flowers channel

Prepare a solution – 2 tablespoons of magnesium sulfate per 10 liters of water, pour 1 half-liter jar under each plant.

This dose of a half-liter jar of a solution consisting of two tablespoons per 10 liters of water should go to each plant.

We follow the focus. Be sure to dilute fertilizers with water, with concentrated preparations you will definitely encounter cracks.

What to plant at the base of tomatoes – tips for practical gardening.

Reason number three. Excessive pinching and leaf removal.

Everyone knows the photo, while there are already a lot of fruits on the bush, some summer residents pinch the tops on the bush and side shoots? It seems that everything is correct, and the plant will direct all its strength to fruit ripening. But no! Having lost a significant part of the green mass, all the moisture is directed from the bush to the fruits. Lots of moisture – get a crack. Here is the flip side of the “For Garden Valor” coin.

This year, Tutti Frutti F1 and Ulisse F1 were particularly satisfied

Let’s summarize.

We don’t want to have crushed tomatoes, we follow simple rules:

  • Watering is systemic. Warm every three days, on days without sun, once every five to seven days. Best of all – drip irrigation. A constant level of humidity is provided to you. Even if you put water in a bottle, it won’t get worse.
  • Mulching is the gardener’s most reliable ally. Choose the materials to your liking (straw, mowed grass, pine litter, etc.)
  • Shade your plants in hot weather, especially in greenhouses.
  • Choose the right crack-resistant tomato varieties. For example, Lady’s Fingers, Favorit, hybrids Vladimir F1, Hercules F1, Our Masha F1.
  • We do not like excessive stepchildren, we observe the middle ground.