|Search Hydroponics Online:|
|New Immigration Laws Pave the way for Hydroponic Farming
Powdery and Downy Mildew
Building your own Indoor Grow Room part 2
Building your own Indoor Grow Room part 1
The Benefits of Chelated Micro-nutrients
Is the pH really that important?
Getting Bigger Yields From your Hydroponic Plants
Tips for getting the most out of your nutrients
Millions of dollars lost in hydroponic tomato plant sabotage
Growing Hydroponic Raspberries, part 2
|Replica Porsche Design Flat6 watch P-6351 Flat Six Automatic 40 Rray
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready to take on Rams
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals biggest questions heading into camp
Happy Victory Monday one and all
the Arizona Cardinals inexplicably offered former Minnesota
The cream has risen to the top of the AFC West at the midseason mark
With the bye week for the Minnesota Vikings almost over. . .
Tank Carradine , Nick Nelson among Raiders inactives vs Rams
Anyone else starting to get excited for Sundays game yet?
Raiders 2018 roster cuts tracker
Atlanta Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 3
A brief history on the curse of Atlanta sports
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday , Sept. 17
At this point in the NFL season
What are the Detroit Lions?
The last time the Lions had a 100-yard rusher in a game
and were back again with the Interview with the Enemy series.
Krewe Review - Season/Bucs Game Preview
The New England Patriots prime time matchup
As the rare showdown approaches between Aaron Rodgers
The Business of Hydroponics 10-3
Most commercial tomato growers plant an indeterminate variety from seed. They replant their
greenhouse once a year. The seeds can be propagated in a small space and, when the seedlings
are several weeks old, they are moved into the greenhouse. With most varieties, the grower
will begin harvesting in about 100 days and continue harvesting for 8-9 months.
In fruiting crops, there are five primary culturing jobs that need to be done every week. These
When the tomato plants are set out in the greenhouse, they will need to
be supported. The type of support system used varies from grower to
grower but most are some variation of the following. Main support wires
are strung above the plant rows. From the main wires a string is hung
down to each plant and then the plant is clipped to it. The tomato plants
can grow as much as one foot per week so the clipping process needs to
be done every week.
||When the tomato plants are four or five weeks old, suckers (also called
side branches) begin to grow at every leaf axial. In the greenhouse,
you groom the plant to one main stem, removing each of the side
branches and leaving only the main stem and leaves. From this point
on, sucker pruning will need to be done once a week.
A sucker is removed by firmly grasping the sucker and bending it one
To ensure an even fruit load on the plant and larger tomatoes overall, a
hydroponic grower cluster prune. Cluster pruning begins when your first
tomatoes have set and are approximately the size of a pea. When cluster
pruning, you remove the misshapen, smallest and weakest fruit, leaving
the largest to develop. Depending on the season and the current fruit
load, most of beef-steak-type tomato growers prune the clusters to 3 or 4
tomatoes and most cluster-type tomato growers prune the clusters to 5-6
tomatoes per cluster. Most growers will cluster prune their tomato plants
once a week.
As a tomato plant matures, the lower leaves can be removed to encourage fresh new growth
at the top of the plant. The lower leaves easily break off when pressure is applied at the base of the leaf.
HOME / LAST PAGE / NEXT PAGE