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Tomato Feed (1 Litre)

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Tomato Feed - Description

  • A High Potash Tomato Food for Bumper Crops of Juicy Tomatoes
  • 1 Litre Plastic Container with Pourable Lid
  • Type: Liquid Tomato Feed
  • Brand: Vitax
  • Analysis:
    • NPK Fertiliser 4-4-8
    • Nitrogen (N) 4%
    • Phosphorus Pentoxide 1.7%
    • Potassium Oxide 6.6%
  • Also Includes: Trace Elements, Seaweed Extract & Wetting Agent
  • Contains Extra Magnesium

Tomato Feed - Uses

  • This is very much a specific purpose fertiliser
  • Can be used to feed the following plants
    • Fruit (Strawberries etc)
    • Tomatoes
    • Cucumbers
    • Courgettes
  • Can also be used to promote flowering of roses and other shrubs
  • Use to feed tomatoes in growbags, pots, greenhouse & outdoors
  • Use to promote fruit development

Tomato Feed - Advantages

  • Potassium based meaning it is suitable for flower and fruit development
  • Effective tomato fertiliser
  • Small compact container with easy flow opening
  • Relatively odour free
  • Can be used on tomatoes grown outdoors or indoors

Tomato Feeding - Application

  • Once the flowers being to appear, start to feed your tomatoes
  • Feed once or twice a week
  • For young plants
    • Mix 1 inner capful (15ml) with 5 litres of water
    • 5 Litres will feed 7 plants under glass
    • Or 7 out in the open
  • For larger plants
    • Mix 1.5 inner capful (22ml) with 5 litres of water
    • 5 litres will feed 6 plants under glass
    • Or 7 out in the open
  • Tip: Avoid touching the plant with the tomato feed

Tomatoes are mostly grown in a greenhouse. It is warmth and not direct sunlight which promotes fruit ripening. Tomato plants can be grown from plants bought from garden centres in May or raised from seed in February.


If growing tomatoes from seed

  • When
    • Sow indoors in February, under glass
  • How
    • Sow seed 0.1cm deep in 3 inch pots using potting compost
    • Sow 3 seeds in each pot, and thin out later
  • Transplanting
    • In April / May transplant into larger, 6 inch pots using potting compost and place in greenhouse.
    • Some varieties can be grown outdoors in May, these include: Sungold F1 and Alicante


If growing outdoors

  • Transplant seedlings in late May, position in a warm, sheltered, south facing, sunny location.
  • Plant into soil which is fertile, moist and drains well.
  • Add well rotted farm-yard manure to soil before planting.
  • Keep soil moist throughout growing season.
  • A regular water supply is essential for a successful crop

General care of your tomato plants

  • Feeding
    • Use a liquid feed. Once first flowers appear, use tomato feed, or fertilizer high in Potash.
    • Read instructions provided on fertilizer label
    • Feed once each week
  • Watering
    • Avoid irregular watering: If plants dry out, fruits can shrink leading to splitting.
    • If over watered, tomatoes can develop ‘blossom end rot’, a black mould on base of fruits
    • Keep soil moist, water once a week
  • Supporting
    • Tie main stem to a cane, or support plants by tying them to greenhouse crossbars over head.
    • Do not tie twine to tight around stem
  • Pruning
    • Reduce the number of fruiting stems to speed up ripening.
    • Plants can be pruned so that only the main stem and 3 side shoots remain.
    • Remove any remaining side shoots as they appear) from the base of every leaf), this is known as pinching out.
    • Cut off yellowing leaves and those shading lower ‘trusses’ of fruit.
  • Harvest
    • 25 weeks
    • If fruits are still green, ripen indoors.
    • Placing tomatoes in a warm location next to bananas helps speed up ripening process
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