Pesticides and Insect Repellents
Insects and pests are major causes of crop loss worldwide. Pesticides are one way to manage insect pests, but they have many drawbacks.
For example, they can kill non-target organisms and change the chemistry of the environment. They can also damage the environment through runoff or runoff into water sources.
So it is important to use pesticides responsibly and in ways that are least disruptive to the ecosystem.
There are several other ways to control insects without using pesticides. One way is by choosing crops that are less attractive to pests, such as those with a higher seed germination rate, or those that naturally repel insects with a strong odor such as garlic, onions, or citrus.
Another way is to plant crops in different locations or seasons so that pests will be hard-pressed to eat all the food available in just one place. Finally, you can cover crops with nets or cages to keep insects out and grow them indoors for harvest later on.
When to fertilize tomato plants
Tomato plants need to be fertilized every 6 to 8 weeks. This is because tomato plants grow a lot during this time and will need more nutrients. You can start fertilizing when your tomato plants are 6 weeks old and continue every 2 weeks until they are 9-10 weeks old. Then, you can fertilize once a month for the rest of the season.
Tomato seeds need to be started indoors 3-4 weeks before your transplant date. Keep in mind that too much nitrogen can result in excessive vegetative growth and high yields, but too little nitrogen may result in stunted growth or a poor fruit set.
The right amount of nitrogen is important for optimal tomato plant growth and yield. When you start with good soil conditions, you will see the best results possible from your garden. Do not let your tomato plants dry out during the summer months, as this can cause them to become weak or even die back at the base. If you see your tomatoes stretching up towards the top, it could mean they lack nutrients and should be fed accordingly.