Tomatoes - fruits of a tomato, multi-nested paracarp berries, are extremely popular both in Russia and abroad. Tomatoes are grown in different regions of our country in the greenhouse and in the open ground, and to obtain not only a high, but also a high-quality crop, fertilizer and seedling treatment with various ready-made compounds or folk remedies made at home are used. One of the popular remedies used for feeding tomatoes is iodine.
There are several signs that allow, with a high level of certainty, to determine the need for fertilizing the garden culture with iodine solution:
In the most severe cases, plant death is often observed as a result of a strong decrease in immunity and massive damage to garden crops by pathogenic microorganisms.
Effective top dressing of garden plants can be either root or extra root. Feeding tomatoes is recommended during watering. It should be noted that the implementation of irrigation measures must comply with some requirements of tomato growing technology:
It is advisable to water the tomatoes early in the morning or in the evening hours with warm and settled water. If necessary, watering is supplemented with top dressing. The method of feeding tomatoes using iodine is not complicated, but very effective. Iodine top dressing can be done twice a month. It is recommended to feed tomato bushes with such a composition at temperatures above 16-18 ° C, on a cloudy day or in the evening.
Fertilizing tomatoes with iodine is not only an additional nutrition of the garden culture, but also helps protect the plant from damage by late blight and other fungal or bacterial diseases.
When using a feed supplement based on iodine and whey, it must be remembered that beneficial lactic acid and lactobacilli will be destroyed by the active components of iodine and the proper effect will not be obtained. Also, iodine-based solutions with Fitosporin should not be used for top dressing.
Skim milk should be added to the solution for processing in order to form a fat film on the aerial part of the plant. This film allows for a long time to fix iodine components on the leaves, which contributes to their long-term protection.
Domestic gardeners know two ways of feeding tomatoes with iodine, which have become quite popular in the home garden.
|Feeding Method||Solution preparation||Solution use|
|Foliar treatment||In a liter of warm water add one glass of nonfat milk and five drops of alcohol tincture of pharmacy iodine||Treat the above-ground part of the tomato bush with the resulting solution in the early morning or after sunset from a fine spray|
|Root application (before flowering)||Dilute three drops of alcohol tincture of pharmacy iodine in 10 l of water at room temperature||The resulting iodine solution at room temperature is required to water each tomato bush under the root, spending a liter per plant|
|Root application (in the phase of active fruit production)||In 10 l of boiling water, dilute 500 g of wood ash and cool. Dilute the resulting ash solution in half and pour 5 ml of iodine and 8-10 g of boric acid||Diluted the solution during the day with warm water in a ratio of 1: 10 and feed the tomatoes by watering the plants under the root|
Despite the fact that iodine and ash are the two most popular natural methods for increasing tomato yields among gardeners, You can use other, equally effective methods:
It should also be noted that if tomato ridges are fertilized with humus, then the yield and quality of the fruits increase in a natural way. It is important to remember that all weakened or diseased tomato bushes need to be fed carefully, using fertilizers in a minimum concentration.
It is rather difficult to meet more popular cultures than tomatoes, potatoes and cucumbers in our country. The cultivation of tomatoes in the gardening is engaged in most of the workers of the country front. There are both positive and extremely negative reviews of gardeners who have tested in their household plots a solution based on a tincture of pharmacy iodine.
According to experienced gardeners practicing the use of iodine to feed garden crops, if approximately 8-10 g of superphosphate and 15-20 g of potassium salt are added to the iodine solution, the fertilizer for tomatoes will be more complete, and the consumption of such fertilizing for each plant will decrease from a liter up to 400-500 ml. No less effective is spraying the aerial parts of plants at the stage of active flowering with a solution based on urea with the addition of humate, iodine, pharmacy and boric acid.
Opponents of such top dressing believe that any solutions created on the basis of alcohol tincture of pharmacy iodine do not have pronounced effectiveness, and their use in the hope of effectiveness often does not allow starting treatment with chemicals and causes the plant to die from an advanced form of the disease.