6/Don’t forget to water well
Plants are like us, never forget that. They need light to thrive, they need to eat, and… they need to drink! And yes, it is vital for your plants to have regular watering, just like you do, if you need it every day. This statement is especially true for tomatoes, which need to drink a large amount of water to thrive – nearly a liter per tomato plant per day. And if you give them the right amount of water, you can be sure that they will thank you by turning a beautiful red color. Note however that too much water can be harmful to your tomato plants, and that you can adapt the amount of water if, as we have advised you, you have planted the roots deep beforehand; in this case, they will be able to benefit by themselves from the humidity of the soil and you will be able to reduce their watering.
7/There are better times to water than others
The best times to water your plants are in the early morning and in the evening to avoid the sun drying out the soil too quickly. It is also important to check that the soil is always moist, at least 15 cm in radius. You can also touch the soil before watering to know if it is necessary to add water. If the soil is moist then you can wait a little longer before watering.
8/Water with an Epsom salt mixture
You may have heard of it before. Epsom salt is a natural product that will keep your plants’ leaves green and their stems strong! We recommend that you apply it before planting your roots, in the hole you have dug for this purpose. You can also pour some Epsom salt into your watering can be mixed with water, and water them with this mixture, every three weeks.
9/Tomatoes don’t like to be left alone
It’s important for your tomatoes not to be lonely. Being in the company of other plants will only benefit them and make them flourish. Just remember to give them some space between your plants. If you want to keep them away from worms more effectively, we recommend planting carnations nearby. There are other natural tricks to keep out other pests such as flea beetles, in this case also opt for a cabbage plant. Are you afraid of mildew? Garlic, basil, or chives will keep it away! Oh, and you can plant cucumbers if you’re so inclined. Cucumber plants will help your tomatoes grow well.