Tomatoes grow very fast and are able to produce a whole bunch of salsa! To do that they need to make a lot of food (sugars) for themselves in order to grow blossoms, develop fruit, and put out more branches. It takes a considerable amount of water to convert sunlight into energy for a tomato’s many branches and blossoms. So watering at regular intervals and using the correct tomato plant food will make a huge difference in the plants overall health and its ability to put food on your table!
Step 1: Water wisely!
It really helps to let the water sink into the ground slowly to help plants develop strong root systems. When the soil surrounding your tomato plant is moistened 6-8” deep, you have watered correctly and prepared the soil for the next and most important step:
Step 2: Correctly feeding your tomato plants
For maximum yield, feed damp soil with a well-balanced no urea nitrogen tomato plant food. The pre-moistened soil will allow the plant food mixed up in the watering to penetrate the soil and make it to the root system before it is depleted by the otherwise dry thirsty dirt. So allow a hose to slowly deliver water around the plant base before you add the fertilized water from a watering can.
See your tomatoes thrive by selecting the optimal fertilizer nutrient balance:
The three numbers on every fertilizer label show the relative percentage of the required nutrients the plant needs in harmony and regular watering.
Nitrogen encourages leaf growth, which is why fertilizers with higher ratio of nitrogen (the first of the three numbers) are an optimum choice for lawns and grasses. But in tomatoes, excess leaf growth discourages blossoms and fruit.
A complete fertilizer with a balanced supply of the three major nutrients, such as 3-3-3 or 4-1-3, is a better choice for tomato plants at initial planting time. Stay away from high-nitrogen fertilizers such as urea, ammonium sulfate or fresh manure, which will help produce dark green, tall tomato plants but fewer tomatoes.
Phosphorus (the second number in the N-P-K ratio) builds strong buds and flowers which of course make big yummy tomato’s
Is very important because it allows the flowers to fully develop into the fruit we are going to harvest and builds strong leaf and stem cells that help the plant resist disease and breakage.
Liquid tomato plant foods are by far the best choice as they are quickly taken in by the plants root system and provide a faster benefit to the plant. There is no better way to deliver the very best Tomato plant food then the AquaVor Easy Feeding Can and its attached mild balanced plant food formulas. This system makes it so easy to feed with no mixing, measuring or contact and takes all the guess work out of correctly feeding your tomato’s or anything else you want the grow with outstanding results!