Often when growing tomato seedlings gardeners are faced with pulling of seedlings, the plant stalks are very thin, often leaves brightens. In most cases, inexperienced gardeners do nothing to revive the tomatoes and just go to the nearest market and buy strong seedlings, spending on the purchase of a considerable amount. More experienced, so never do that, because I know how to cope with such difficulties.
What to do if seedling tomato in the sky
So, if your tomato seedlings are stretched, and its stems become quite thin, take a sharp scissors or better blade and carefully cut the top from each plant. It is very important to comply with one condition - the cut should take place immediately after the fifth leaf (counting is done from the bottom). After the work is done, place the "tops" cut in a container of water and leave for a week. During this time I cut tomatoes will appear from the roots and can be planted in the ground in a separate container to grow as spare material. It should be noted that the results obtained in this way plants - ideal for growing them outdoors.
As for the bottom of the plants, after cutting the tops, they should be watered with clean, warm water under the roots and place in a warm, bright and humid place. You can build mini greenhouse made of film. Under favorable conditions the plants soon sprout and the greenhouse can be removed. Upon achievement of additional shoots of length five or six inches, the lower shoots must be removed. Transplant to the greenhouse to produce three weeks after the above manipulations.
Why are the seedlings of tomato in the sky
Most often tomato seedlings become long and thin (in the sky) because of two reasons: it lacks light and is too thickly planted seedlings. Frequent watering can also cause this disease of seedlings. To this has not happened, it is important to correctly care for plants and follow a few simple rules:
- ensure the plant proper lighting (keep them on the windowsill or purchase a special lamp);
- water the seedlings as needed, do not fill it;
- try to maintain the room temperature to 24-25 degrees and humidity of 60-70%.
It should be noted, if all the conditions described above for growing tomato seedlings are respected, however, you notice some elongation of stems and the lighter color of the foliage, in this case, you need to feed the seedlings with nitrogen. Now provided many kinds of nitrogen fertilisers, so there are plenty to choose. After to feed sure to move the seedlings to a cooler location and wait until it will become normal color. Only then transfer it to the old place.