Many gardeners get real pleasure from growing mini tomatoes in ordinary flower containers. For example, a variety of tomato Pinocchio can be a great decoration for your balcony or window sill. The plant is dwarf, does not take up much space, but gives good yields.
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- to the family of the nightshade. Its cultivation is possible with the help of ready saplings or ordinary sowing of seeds. Bush in height less than 35 centimeters , giving up to one and a half kilograms of tomatoes.
The palatability of vegetables is pleasant, has a slight sourness of .They are used in marinating, added to salads, decorated with dishes, allowed to prepare sauces and juices.Plants, with proper care, practically do not get sick, do not like spraying with moisture, do not need additional light, respond well to the introduction of fertilizer formulations and loosening the soil.
The growing season according to the characteristic is short. The bush grows, forms the ovary. As soon as the fruits ripen, the tree begins to fade.
The variety is obliged for its appearance to specialists of selection from South America.
The advantages and disadvantages of
The main advantages include:
- the possibility of growth and fruiting of at home and on the open balcony ;
- excellent taste ;
- good yield for such a small bush;
- cultivation in small containers, the volume of which does not exceed two liters;
- prolonged fruiting;
- disease resistance.
No deficiencies in the plant have been identified.
. Selection of capacity for planting
. For planting this crop, is suitable for planting pots or boxes. In the garden, this plant can be planted on a flower bed or on the bed .Many under the landing capacity use two-liter plastic bottles, cutting off their upper part. This option is convenient because you can control watering through a transparent material.Pinocchio, like other plants, loves fertile land.
They should be sufficiently loose, enriched with minerals, slightly acidic .If you decide to grow tomatoes in the winter or there is no way to prepare the soil for planting, you can purchase the finished mixture in specialized stores.
The soil itself is prepared as follows:
- is taken in the garden;
- selected land is dried;
- preparing the composition in proportion - land( 1 bucket), humus( 1 bucket), peat( 1 bucket), wood ash( 1 cup);
- mixes everything, phosphoric fertilizer is added to the composition, so that the root system can be fully developed.
The soil should be used from the beds where tomatoes did not grow the day before.
By selecting containers and filling them with earth, you can proceed to planting. Planting material is presoaked in a weak solution of manganese for a day. After that, seeds can be planted in cups, deepening a couple of centimeters. The distance between them should be five to six centimeters. Be sure to water the soil.
For normal shoots, the temperature in the room should be about 25 degrees heat. Containers can be covered with plastic wrap. After a few days, as soon as shoots appear, it should be removed.
When the seedlings form two leaves each, they can dive. The seedlings are transplanted into individual pots after four to five weeks.
Care of the variety after planting
After transferring the seedlings to the pots, it is necessary to pour with warm water .When growing tomatoes in boxes, the frequency of planting should be no more than eight bushes per square meter. The temperature regime at night should not fall below eighteen degrees of heat; in the daytime, twenty-four degrees is enough for a tomato.Watering is abundant, but not too often.
The first dressing is performed after the appearance of the fifth leaf. For this purpose, complex fertilizer compositions. Ten days later, the procedure is allowed to be performed again.
During flowering shrubs should be shaken to help them to pollinate. If more often to remove ripe tomatoes, the bush will bear fruit abundant.
Pinocchio perfectly responds to the solar lighting and suffers from its lack. In the winter time it is recommended to do-shine.
A few more mandatory conditions - loosening the soil, removing weeds , if any.
Diseases and their prevention
Pinocchio is practically not susceptible to .After the fruit ripens, the bush begins to turn yellow and dry. In this case, the old plant should be discarded.
This tomato is capable of getting sick if it is sprayed. Like other tomato varieties, this plant does not tolerate moisture on the leaves.