Tomatoes are quite demanding on nutrition and care. Without top dressing, it is not always possible to get a good harvest.
Fertilizing with hydrogen peroxide will play the role of a growth stimulator and prevent diseases. It improves soil aeration and allows you to grow healthy tomatoes.
The nuances of feeding tomato seedlings and adult tomatoes with peroxide. How does this remedy fight plant diseases?
Advantages and disadvantages
Hydrogen peroxide (peroxide) is odorless and colorless, has antiseptic properties. Plants in nature feed on rainwater, which is good for development, and peroxide can help with this. It keeps the plant roots healthy and prevents harmful bacteria from growing.
Seeds germinate faster thanks to peroxide, and the roots will become stronger and more branchy. Watering with hydrogen peroxide should not be more than once a week. There are no disadvantages of such fertilization.
Peroxide can be used as a fertilizer not only for tomatoes, but also for cucumbers, peppers, cabbage and even flowers.
How is it useful?
The properties that regular peroxide have can be quite beneficial. Such watering fills the root system with oxygen, since peroxide has an additional atom. Peroxide is contained in rainwater and oxidizes various pollutants in the atmosphere. Thanks to the peroxide, the seedlings will develop better and faster. the solution gives oxygen to the leaves in excess. Also, peroxide is able to neutralize nitrates in the soil.
- Disinfects damage sites.
- Increases seed productivity.
- Improves and disinfects the soil.
- Renews iron salts.
Peroxides are characterized by redox reactions that play an important role. Once in the soil, it restores manganese and iron salts, which are good for tomatoes.
How and when to process?
- Before transferring the seedlings to the ground, some gardeners carry out the treatment of the soil with a peroxide solution for disinfection.
- The first feeding of tomatoes is carried out 2-3 weeks after the appearance of the first sunrises.
- After planting in the ground, the plant needs feeding, therefore, together with the introduction of fertilizers, peroxide treatment is carried out. The bush is watered with this solution.
Seeds are soaked in peroxide to stimulate their growth. For this purpose, mix a solution of 10 ml of peroxide per 10 liters of water. The seeds are kept in it for about 12 hours. After that, it is thoroughly washed with water and dried to a free-flowing state. This method of processing guarantees seed germination. Also, a peroxide solution is used as irrigation.
Important! The mixture must be prepared just before watering.
Using peroxide helps keep the roots healthy... Top dressing acts as a prophylaxis against pests and many diseases. Infected leaves need to be watered with hydrogen peroxyl and a solution of phosphorus fertilizer - 2 tbsp. l. peroxide per 1 liter of solution (read about what types of phosphorus fertilizers are for tomatoes and how they are used here).
In addition, the soil is treated with peroxide before planting. When white spots appear on the ground, stop using peroxide.
When growing tomatoes, attention is paid to the health of the bush. The seedlings are very weak and need additional stimulation (read more about when and how to fertilize tomato seedlings here, and you can see the recipes for fertilizing before and after picking tomatoes here). Hydrogen peroxide acts as such a stimulant. Mix 1 tbsp. peroxide with a liter of water... Water with this solution once a week. Watering young plants with such fertilizer guarantees good absorption of micro- and macroelements by the rhizome. Seedlings, watered with peroxide, further yield a rich harvest and maintain strong immunity.
Watering adult plants
To fertilize adult tomatoes, a peroxide solution is also used, which is poured over the plant under the bush. Dissolve 50 ml of peroxide in 10 liters of water. It is worth feeding once every 7-10 days. Watering should be done early in the morning or in the evening when the sun goes down, because otherwise the plants can get burned and die. Do not spray the leaves with this product.
An adult tomato may need foliar feeding (see here for the best ways to foliar tomatoes and how to choose such fertilizer). In this case mix a solution of 10 liters of water to 10 tbsp. peroxide and sprayed with leaves and stems... Spray only with fresh solution in the evening. This method of feeding prevents diseases such as aphids, scale insects, mealybugs. But it's important to pay attention to the weather. Do not spray the leaves during the scorching sun or rain. Use warm water for the solution.
Disease control tomato
Since peroxide has antiseptic properties, gardeners use it extensively in the treatment of certain diseases in tomatoes. Peroxide shows high results as a prophylactic agent against fungal diseases. The drug will not be able to cure a sick bush, but it will be able to prevent infection.
With root rot, the seedling loses its immunity, receiving few nutrients. In this case, hydrogen peroxide can help. Due to it, harmful spores gradually die. The affected plant is watered with a 3% solution (20 ml of peroxide per 1 l of water) and fed no more than 2 times during the week.
Attention! Root rot develops in one day with abundant soil moisture.
If light spots appear on the leaves, the plant suffers from white spot. This disease develops in high humidity. Diseased leaves become covered with spots and then fall off, which can lead to the death of the tomato. For treatment, a solution of peroxide with drugs that have copper in the composition is used. Spray the leaves with a solution 2 times a week.
Peroxide is used in the fight against late blight... To do this, you need to treat the plant with a solution of peroxide (1 tablespoon of peroxide per bucket of water). Spraying should be done until the signs of phyto-infection disappear.
Peroxide can be used to disinfect wounds and stem fractures. In this case, the fracture site is lubricated with peroxide and sealed with latex.
Using peroxide helps grow healthy and fertile plants without the use of chemical fertilizers harmful to humans. Peroxide brings a positive result when growing tomatoes both in the greenhouse and in the open field (read about the main intricacies of fertilizing tomatoes in the greenhouse here, and from this article you will learn how to choose the best fertilizer for greenhouse seedlings).
Tomatoes can be fed not only with ready-made simple mineral or complex fertilizers based on chemical compounds. Organic natural dressings have also proven to be excellent, thanks to which the plants give a good harvest. For details on how to grow a good harvest using ash, yeast, iodine, ammonia, read on our portal.
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