Pick of tomatoes in 2019 according to the lunar calendar

The dive process helps to grow the strong and viable seedlings necessary for a good harvest. Many gardeners carry out this procedure, focusing on the phases of the moon and the signs of the zodiac. For a tomato pick in 2019 to bring the best results, check out its technology and favorable periods on the Lunar calendar.

Pick of tomatoes in 2019 according to the lunar calendar

Why carry out the procedure

Tatyana Orlova (candidate of agricultural sciences):

Diving tomatoes ensures the proper development and growth of the root system.

Growing tomato seedlings (and not only tomato) with picks allows you to save the usable area of ​​the protected soil in the first stages of seedling cultivation. Seeds are sown initially thickened, so that after 3-4 weeks they will be planted.

Technically, the process consists of pinching the central root, so that the branching of the root system is further enhanced. In this case, the plants are transplanted into more spacious containers.

Piquik allows you to select the strongest and most promising seedlings, to provide favorable conditions for it. In addition, transplantation becomes an effective treatment when pathogens appear in the soil.

For many gardeners, diving tomatoes means simply replanting them from a common tray into separate pots without shortening the root.

The thing is that at the early stage of growth (within a few weeks after germination), the root system of tomatoes is still very tender. When transplanting, the root tip is damaged in any case and pinching occurs on its own. Targeted shortening in this situation can only harm the plant.

Overgrown seedlings are most often dived with pinching the root to slow down the growth of the upper part and strengthen the lower one.

Technology description

Usually seedlings are dived at the stage of 2-3 real leaflets (approximately 15-20 days after germination). A few hours before the transplant, the plants are watered with warm water to soften the ground and avoid excessive damage to the roots.

Prepare individual containers: plastic cups, small flower pots, peat pots or tablets. With a shortage of individual containers, you can use more spacious trays, planting tomatoes in them at a greater distance.

The diameter of the pot or a new “plot” in the tray depends on the time of transplantation and the size of the plants (5-7 cm - one and a half weeks after germination; 8-10 cm - for more adult seedlings).

  • Young plants with delicate roots are carefully removed from the tray with an earthen lump using a wooden stick or spatula. They are transplanted, trying not to destroy the earthball.
  • When diving more adult seedlings (or overgrown), the tip of the root is pinched off or shortened with nail scissors.

The soil mix for transplantation is prepared from steamed turf land, peat and rotted compost, if desired, complex mineral fertilizers are added. At the end, seedlings are watered under the root with warm water or a solution of manganese.

Tatyana Orlova (candidate of agricultural sciences):

In the first 5-7 days after a dive, the seedlings are not exposed to the bright sun, kept in diffused light or even shaded.

Tomatoes love diving: after transplants, they grow well and become strong. Therefore, two to three weeks after the first procedure, you can carry out the second (using the same technology, but in large containers).

Tatyana Orlova (candidate of agricultural sciences):

It is most rational to use not glasses, but special cassettes with cells for growing dive seedlings. There are different options for cassettes with different numbers and cell diameters. For ordinary amateur gardeners, cassettes with 6 cells with a diameter of 5-6 cm are suitable. Cassettes are rectangular in shape, which allows more efficient use of the area of ​​the window sill or mini-greenhouses. In addition, seedlings in cassettes are easier to carry.

Auspicious days

Early tomato varieties are often sown already in the second half of February: favorable days for sowing: February 25, 26 and 28.

And if the sowing was carried out in the first half of February, then the picking dates for tomatoes fall in the first half of March, favorable days in this period: 10, 1, 12.

If the seeds were sown in early March, the first pick is carried out in the second or third decade. Favorable days for this will be the 16th and 19th.

Tomatoes intended for open ground are sown later - in late March or early April. In such cases, it is better to dive on April 15, 16 or 17.

If the deadline is to carry out the procedure at the end of the month, it is better to do it on April 24 or 25.

The influence of the zodiac signs

It is advisable to pick-up on fertile days.

If necessary, dive tomatoes can be carried out by the days of fertile zodiac signs.

March 1 and 2, 2019 the Moon is in Capricorn - a fertile sign of the earth. Despite the waning phase, these days will be very successful for performing this manipulation.

March 10-1 and April 7-8, the Moon is in Taurus - these are also favorable days for a dive.

According to the calendar, starting from April 24 to April 26, the Moon wanes, but is in the sign of Capricorn, so the numbers are considered suitable.

April 29 and 30 - the planet is in the sign of Pisces, which is also fertile. If necessary, you can dive on these days.

Bad days

It is not necessary to pick tomatoes in the new moon. In March it falls on the 6th, and in April - on 4. These days it is better to plan garden work.

You also cannot do this during the full moon. According to the lunar calendar for 2019, the dates of the full moon fall on March 21 and April 19. These days are unfavorable for any gardening except preparatory work.

If possible, do not dive in the first 2 days after the new moon and full moon: March 7-8, April 5-6, March 22-23, April 20-21.

An unfavorable time for diving and transplanting tomatoes is the entire waning phase of the moon.

  • In March, it lasts from 1 to 5 and from 22 to 31 numbers.
  • In April, the moon decreases from 1 to 4 and from 20 to 30.
  • In May, the time of the waning moon is from 1 to 3 and from 20 to 31.

If you have to dive during these periods, avoid the most unfavorable dates and give preference to days of fertile zodiac signs.

The most unfavorable dates for diving:

  • in March: in the first half - 4th and 5th, in the second half - 25th and 31st.
  • in April: in the first half - the 2nd and 3rd numbers, in the second - the 27th.

The influence of the zodiac signs

It is not necessary to dive and transplant on the days of the sterile signs of the zodiac (Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo).

In March it is:

  • 3 and 4 number - the Moon is in the sign of Aquarius;
  • 8 and 9 - in the sign of Aries;
  • 13 and 14 - in the sign of Gemini;
  • 17 and 18 - in the sign of Leo.

In April:

  • from 4 to 6 the moon is in the sign of Aries;
  • 9 and 10 - in Gemini;
  • from 13 to 15 - in Leo;
  • 27 and 28 - in the sign of Aquarius.


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