To ensure the crop establishes well in the field, observe the following instructions:
Step 1: Gapping2 weeks after transplanting, replace seedling that have died.
Step 2: Weeding
Weed every 3 – 4 weeks to keep away pests, diseases and stop competition for nutrients.
Step 3: Top-dressing
After 3 weeks, topdress with nitrogenous fertiliser like Mavuno Topdressing NPK 26.0.0 fertiliser . On the 5th week/before flowering, top-dress again with NPK 17:17:17 or 20:20:20. You need 200kg/Ha.
Step 4: StalkingTie tomato stems on stakes/string to support weak stems. This ensure you get clean and disease free fruits and make harvesting easy.
Step 5: Pruning
Remove side shoots to remain with two healthy stems.
Step 6: Foliar feeds
Apply foliar fertilisers as per the suitable trace nutrients required by the tomato crop at various stages of it growth. For instance, spray with Easy Gro flower and fruit N:P:K 14:11:33 from Osho Chemicals during the flowering stage to enhance flower formation and reduce abortion.