When to plant tomatoes for seedlings in 2019
When planting tomatoes for seedlings in 2019 is an important issue for every gardener and gardener. Tomatoes are one of the most significant vegetable crops, and not a single plot of land can do without them. And for the excellent harvest of these tasty and beautiful vegetables, it is very important to accurately determine the optimal time for breeding their seedlings. It is best to do this according to the lunar calendar.
When to sow tomatoes for seedlings?
The lunar landing calendar recommends carrying out agricultural work, including landing, in accordance with the phases of the moon and its passage through the zodiacal constellations. Otherwise, the plants will not be strong and healthy.
In addition, before proceeding to the cultivation of seedlings, it is necessary to navigate with the term of ripening of tomatoes and their purpose:
- Very early tomatoes are most often grown for sale and fresh consumption. Tomatoes of these varieties ripen very quickly, so the time of sowing can be attributed to the end of April or the beginning of May;
- early varieties sown in March, at the very end;
- later - before all at the end of February.
It is also extremely important to take into account regional climatic differences. In the suburbs, seeds for tomato seedlings are sown from the beginning to the end of March. Seedlings are usually planted in beds or greenhouses at the end of May. This is due to high humidity and frosts characteristic of this region.
In the Leningrad Region, due to the variability of the climate, the sowing of seeds for seedlings and their actual planting should be treated especially responsibly. To grow strong, healthy seedlings, tomato seeds are sown in mid-March. This guarantees that by mid-May the plants will be ready to move to a permanent place. According to the advice of the experienced, since the middle of May in the Leningrad region is warm and frost does not happen.
In Siberia, heat comes much later than in the European part of Russia, therefore, early varieties of tomatoes should be sown at the end of February. And although late varieties of tomatoes in Siberia are not grown very often, if desired, their seeds can be sown in early February. Mid-season tomatoes are sown in early March. Seedlings in Siberia most often planted in greenhouses or greenhouses.In the open ground - only in regions with a warmer climate - Altai, the south of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Khakassia.
When to plant tomatoes for seedlings for greenhouses and open ground?
Breeding seedlings significantly saves time and effort, which is especially important in the context of a rather short summer, typical of the whole of Russia.
The greenhouse, including the heated one, is a good helper to all Russian gardeners and gardeners. In the greenhouse you can plant not very developed and immature sprouts, not to mention healthy seedlings.
In a heated greenhouse you can plant plants of any period, which is very important if the house does not have the capacity for that. In a greenhouse without heating, tomato seedlings are transferred 55-65 days after sowing.
The term of the seedlings in 55-65 days is suitable for open ground, however, the transplantation of plants should be started only after the heat is established. Strong, healthy seedlings should be selected for planting.
Table of works and favorable days according to the lunar calendar for February 2019
|Phase of the moon, zodiac sign||Recommended work|
|1st of February||Waning Moon, Capricorn||Seed soaking|
|February 6||Growing Moon, Pisces||Sowing, watering|
|February 7||Sowing, picking, watering, feeding|
|February 8||Sowing, feeding|
|12th of February||Taurus||Seed preparation, sowing|
|The 14th of February||Twins||Watering|
|25 February||Waning Moon, Scorpio||Pest Control|
|February 27||Capricorn||Top dressing|
|28th of February||Capricorn||Top dressing|
Favorable days for planting tomato seedlings in March 2019
|Phase of the moon||Zodiac sign|
|March 7||Waxing Crescent||Fish|
|10th of March||Taurus|
|11th of March|
|20th of March|
Picking plants is best done on March 7, 10, 12.
Favorable days for transplanting seedlings to the greenhouse in April 2019
|Phase of the moon||Zodiac sign|
|April 2||Waning moon||Fish|
|April 7||Waxing Crescent||Taurus|
Tomatoes, planted with the lunar phases, grow stronger, less sick. A seedling planted in a greenhouse, not only develops in favorable conditions, but is not so dependent on weather changes.