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How to Boost Tomato Plant Blooms

Unless your tomato plant produces blossoms, it will not produce tomatoes. Develop a tomato plant that is well-suited for your climate. Otherwise, the plant probably will not produce fruit and blooms as anticipated. In a climate with moderate summer temperatures and cool nights around 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, develop varieties such as Carmelo, Valerie, Large Red Cherry and Bingo. Then carefully care for your tomato plant in the get-go to raise and get as many flowers as possible for optimum tomato creation.

Water a tomato plant deeply with 1 to 2 inches of water every watering session to help it develop a deep, extensive root system. The better the root system, the more blossoms your plant will create. Water only when the soil feels dry to the touch approximately 3 to 4 inches deep. If, however, the plant remains in its transplant pot, water when the soil is dry around 1 inch deep , and water until water seeps from the pot’s drainage hole.

Plant a tomato transplant in the backyard once it reaches 6 to 8 inches tall. Pinch off all its lower leaves to maximize its immune system, which will boost blossom production. Plant the transplant in a 45-degree angle and 2 inches deeper than it had been in the pot. Plant tomatoes in a location which receives six to eight hours of sunlight per day in rich, loamy soil that has been amended with organic matter, such as compost or leaf mold.

Keep weeds under control. Weeds consume the nutrients and water a tomato plant needs to generate optimum flower creation. Keep up with hand-pulling of weeds, and apply a 3- to 4-inch thick layer sprays, such as wood chips, to help curb new weed growth.

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