A lot is known about the usefulness of hilling the plants, for example, it helps the root system to get better, the plant itself - grow faster, develop better.
However, not everyone knows which representatives of the flora in the garden are subject to mandatory hilling, and which ones need only to loosen.
Do you need to hike tomatoes
If you think, whether it is necessary to you to hill up tomatoes,Then the answer is definitely yes. Many gardeners noted that the hilling of these plants significantly affects their development, and exclusively for the better. For example, stems of tomatoes become thicker and stronger, which allows nutrients to reach the designated place (fruits) much faster and in larger sizes, while the strength of the stems increases and tomatoes easily retain even large fruits. Also after hilling, small grooves are formed around the stems of tomatoes, in which water accumulates during watering or rains (it gives additional nutrition to the plants until the next watering). In addition, hilling - a kind of loosening. Such procedures facilitate the introduction of air into the soil, oxygen saturation, and as a result of hilling the destroyed surface crust no longer contributes to moisture retention at the roots of plants, which saves tomatoes from rotting rootlets.
How to bum tomatoes
To properly bite tomatoes, you needPurchase a special hoe or rake for hilling these plants. Once the tool is in stock, and after transplanting the seedlings will take at least ten days, you can begin to hoe. To do this, in the morning or evening hours, pour the plants, wait a while (at least an hour), then gently, in no case touching the roots of tomatoes, picking the soil from both sides of plants to the stems. The optimum height of the spill is seven to eight centimeters. After a while, the hilling of tomatoes should be repeated. To find out if it's time to plant the plants a second time, it's enough to look at their stem: a slightly bluish color at the very bottom is the first positive sign.