Irrigation for Tomato Cultivation
It should be so arranged that the soil remains continuously moderately moist. Avoid excessive irrigation as it induces the plants to run to vines and* drop the blossoms off There is no need of irrigation during rainy season if, there is a proper distribution of rainfall. When the rainy season is over, the crop may be irrigated twice or thrice in a month. The crop planted during the winter season will need .irrigation once in about 20 day. While the crop transplanted during spring season will need irrigation more frequently, say, one in ten days in the beginning, and later on during the hot season, the tomato crop is irrigated once a week. During the winter season, whenever there is a danger of frost, the crop must be irrigated so that the temperature may not go down too low and damage the plants. Tomatoes, that have been growing when moisture is low, may split severely after a rain of even after a heavy-Jew to an influx of water into the fruit through roots, sterns or through the cracks in the skin near the calyx. Therefore, the crop should be irrigated carefully during the fruit ripening stage.