Planting, Growing and Harvesting Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)

Planting, Growing and Harvesting Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are warm-season annuals that grow best when the soil temperature is at least 55°F (12°C) and the air temperature ranges between 65° and 90°F (18-32°C). Tomatoes are commonly grown from seedlings started indoors that are later transplanted into the garden. Tomato seeds are commonly planted indoors as early as 8 to 6 weeks before the average date of the last spring frost. Tomato seedlings are usually transplanted into the garden 1 to 3 weeks after the last frost. If an unexpected frost threatens, transplants must be covered…

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16 Hidden Health Benefits of Tomato Seeds

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As an important part of almost all dishes, tomatoes provide many health benefits in addition to their flavoring function. In addition to the health benefits you can get from the fruit, tomato seeds also provide some health benefits. Nutritional Content of Tomato Seeds The reason tomato seeds have health benefits because of the nutritional content of tomato seeds such as minerals, vitamins and other complex nutrients that have the benefits and potential to treat and prevent some diseases that are harmful to the body. If you previously only eat tomatoes,…

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How to Grow Tomatoes

Tomato is a vegetable locally produced and highly consumed in Uganda. Almost on a daily basis every person has to eat a tomato in their food. Common Tomato Varieties Grown The choice of a Tomato cultivar is based on fruit quality, adaptability and reliability, susceptibility to diseases and pests. Varieties include: – Rio Grande, Star and many more others It’s advisable to go for a hybrid seed for commercial farmers since these seeds are high yielding, resistant and produce durable fruits. Tomato Growing Requirements Tomatoes give good results when grown…

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