With the onset of autumn, the life of most hybrids and varieties on the beds of open ground ended. Urgently remove all plant residues from the garden and carry out disinfectant tillage and auxiliary structures remaining to winter. All this will help to prolong the life of plants that continue to grow in the protected ground, saving them from the effects of fungi and bacteria from the outside. It is, of course, about polycarbonate and glass greenhouses.
If you have not done this before, now first of all stop the development of growth points — pinch them. Do not allow the appearance of Stepsons, and those that you missed, immediately remove 5-10 mm from the stem. Do not break them, and cut to the wound was minimal and healed faster.
To maintain acceptable temperatures for tomato life, barrels for watering plants in the greenhouse should always be filled with water. During lowering the temperature of the air is such a barrel will give accumulated during the day and a little heat to warm the shelter. Uniquely reliable heating is provided by electric heaters. When using them, pay special attention to the fact that in the event of dew droplets over the devices do not provoke a short circuit.
In stores now sell a variety of regulators of electric current, they are inexpensive. When using them, do the temperature setting at the soil surface, and not under the roof of the greenhouse. Set the regulator to +12…+15°C. it is Clear that on a warm day tomatoes may become hot, but at -7°C at night and the plants themselves, and the fruits will feel comfortable, even being under the ceiling.
Additional heating is a very good solution, but still I do not advise to take much risk with its organization with the help of electrical appliances. The heater itself also can not be absolutely reliable. And another tree will take and fall on the wires. We cottagers are sometimes in more danger than we can imagine.
What about watering? Very, very carefully treat these procedures! On the one hand, moist soil helps plants to eat, retains heat. On the other hand, in low light, unpredictable changes in temperature and humidity can cause root and basal rot, as well as those diseases to which hybrids have good resistance. If you notice the frequent loss of turgor leaves, stop pouring fruit, then watering is not abundant, as in summer, and modest, soaking the soil with warm (about +20°C) water to a depth of no more than the length of the index finger.
To tomatoes gave their full potential, do not wait for their “summer” maturation. Collect fruits at the beginning of biological ripeness. Or remove when they become quite edible for you, but in any case not overripe.
Such tomatoes, of course, will gain a lot of weight and, quite possibly, a bright color, but they will take a lot of resources from the last fruits. And for frosts will come stable frosts, and if you have greenhouses, the trouble is your tomatoes.
Dear friends! I would like to recommend you to use for the preparation of preparations for the winter cherry tomatoes and tomatoes cocktail type.
Recipe pickled green tomatoes
Just in case, I want to offer you a wonderful recipe for those fruits that we often throw together with the stems in the compost heap.
- 10 kg tomatoes (green),
- 300 g peeled garlic,
- 1-2 pods hot pepper,
- 200-250 g of fresh dill,
- 2 cups vinegar 9%,
- 0.5 cups sugar,
- 1 Cup non-iodized salt.
Progress of work
1. Garlic,dill and hot pepper mince. The resulting pulp pour 1 Cup vinegar for 1 hour.
2. Pour boiling water over the washed tomatoes, let stand for 10-15 minutes and drain. As soon as the fruit can be touched painlessly, cut them in half lengthwise and arrange them in moderately tight sterilized jars of 0.5 to 3 liters.
3. Prepare the boiling brine. In 5 liters of water, add the recipe salt, sugar and 1 Cup vinegar. Boil everything for about 5 minutes. Before pouring the tomatoes with brine, drain the liquid that appears at the bottom of the jars and, in proportion to the containers, spread a tea spoon with a mush of garlic, dill and vinegar.
4. Pouring the brine into the jars almost level with the edge, wipe the neck, so that there is no mush left at the ends. Immediately roll up the jars with sterilized hot lids, turn the bottoms up and cover with a thin blanket or something similar in thermal conductivity, say, an old but clean sheet folded 4-6 times. Let the night all along the banks of the cold. In the future, you can separate them at least for 3 years, but you need to store in a cool place-a cellar, a vegetable compartment of the refrigerator, on an unfrozen balcony, etc.
These tomatoes will never create a mess in your plates and will not spoil the mood.