It is now very popular of growing grape tomatoes in pots, and the fruiting rate is not low. It is not a problem to harvest dozens of fruits from a grape tomatoes plant.How to grow grape tomatoes?What are the methods of growing grape tomatoes in containers?To grow grape tomatoes indoor, you can start from sowing grape tomatoes seeds, or you can start from seedlings. Seed sowing takes more time, but it is more experience. I just prefer to start planting from seeds, and I can watch the entire process from seed germination to flowering and fruiting. In fact, it takes only a week longer to sow seeds than directly from seedlings. The germination speed of grape tomatoes seeds is very fast, basically it takes two or three days.
What is the best grape tomatoes to grow?
There are many different types of grape tomatoes to select from:
- red grape tomatoes
- yellow grape tomatoes
- green grape tomatoes
- sweet grape tomatoes
- grape tomatoes green inside
- orange grape tomatoes
- purple grape tomatoes
For me they are the same, you can choose the ones you like best to grow.
As for grape tomatoes vs cherry tomatoes,click to check the difference between grape and cherry tomatoes.
Growing grape tomatoes in pots step 1:Bud forcing and germination
Before sowing the grape tomatoes seeds, carry out bud forcing. Bud forcing can speed up the germination speed and increase the germination rate. Some friends planted grape tomatoes and never perform the step of bud forcing, they were all planted directly. This is also possible, but the germination rate will be relatively low.
I prefer to sow 3 grape tomatoes seeds in a pot, and then after germination, leave the best-growing ones, and remove the others. After planting at the beginning, do not use too big pots. Use small pots to grow grape tomatoes first, and then change to larger pots later. grape tomatoes are plants with strong growth potential, so the seedbed contains more nutrients.
Growing grape tomatoes in pots step 2:Water and Fertilize
To grow grape tomatoes indoors, I usually use nutrient soil and decomposed organic fertilizer, so that the nutrition is sufficient, and the mixing process is simple.
The combination of this fertilizer is simple and efficient:
Coconut chaff, peat, fluffy perlite, vermiculite, organic fertilizer, and microorganisms are mixed and matched, which is very loose and breathable, retains water and fertilizer, and does not accumulate water.
The right way to fertilize grape tomatoes
grape tomatoes need more water and fertilizer during their vigorous growth period. General maintenance requires a lot of water, fertilizer, and the sun, basically changing every day. As long as you see that the surface of the grape tomatoes basin starts to turn white, insert a wooden stick into the 3~4 cm soil to check the dry and wet conditions. If the stick is dry, it means that there is less water. If the stick is wet and there is more soil attached, it means it is wet, so don’t water it.
For grape tomatoes fertilization, many friends are confused, thinking that just like watering, fertilizing every day will cause fertilizer damage. Fertilization should generally be performed once a week.
I use organic water-soluble fertilizer directly. I used organic water-soluble fertilizer with balanced nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in the early stage, and then switch to organic water-soluble fertilizer with high phosphorus and potassium in the later stage. Targeted fertilization is more conducive to grape tomatoes came to fruition.
Stick for growing grape tomatoes in containers
If you want to stick the grape tomatoes,here is the steps:
- When the planted grape tomatoes seedlings gradually grow up and start to divide the seedlings, remember to cut off the branches under the grape tomatoes seedlings.
- Remember to cut from the bottom, don’t bear it, because these branches will generally not bear fruit.
- Keeping it is a waste of nutrients. After branching, pruning, topping, and fruit thinning are required. By twisting branches and cutting branches, you can make pots.
- Twisting branches should be done in the afternoon on a sunny day, avoiding mornings and rainy days.
- In addition, the yellow and old leaves and branches at the base of grape tomatoes seedlings should be removed in time, so that the seedlings can be ventilated and lighted to reduce nutrient consumption.
Growing grape tomatoes in pots, we need to use a climbing stand, or build a small stand by ourselves. Let it grow bigger, so that it can bear more fruit. grape tomatoes can be used as a bonsai, and they don’t grow too tall, so you don’t need to build a shelf. Growing grape tomatoes in pots is actually very simple. Just put the grape tomatoes in a well-ventilated and well-lit environment to ensure they can grow well.