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Tomatoes (Tamatar) Seeds

Tomatoes (Tamatar) Seeds

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Tomato, or "Tamatar" in Hindi, is a widely cultivated fruit that is used as a vegetable in cooking. It comes in various sizes, colors, and shapes, typically red or yellow when ripe. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, versatile for salads, sauces, and cooking. 

Care Instructions for Sowing and Planting:

  • Sowing Time: Start sowing tomato seeds indoors in late winter to early spring (January to March) for most parts of India. In regions with milder winters, seeds can be sown directly outdoors after the last frost.
  • Soil Requirements: Choose well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 to 6.8. Sandy loam or loamy soil types are ideal for tomatoes.
  •  Sowing Depth: Sow seeds about 1/4 inch deep in seed trays or small pots filled with seed starting mix.
  •  Germination: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Tomato seeds typically germinate within 5 to 10 days when kept at a temperature between 20°C to 30°C.
  •  Transplanting: Once seedlings have developed true leaves and are about 6-8 inches tall, transplant them into larger containers or directly into well-prepared garden beds. Space plants 18-24 inches apart to allow for good air circulation.
  • Sunlight: Tomatoes require full sunlight for at least 6-8 hours daily to thrive and produce a healthy crop.
  •  Watering: Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during dry periods. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases.
  •  Support: Provide support such as stakes or cages for indeterminate varieties to keep the plants upright and facilitate fruit production.
  •  Fertilization:Prior to planting, amend the soil with well-rotted compost or organic fertilizer. Once plants start flowering, side-dress with compost or balanced fertilizer to encourage fruit development.
  •  Pest and Disease Control: Monitor plants regularly for pests like aphids and tomato hornworms. Use organic pest control methods or companion planting to deter pests. Watch for signs of diseases like early blight or powdery mildew and treat promptly if detected.
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