Tomato plants need to be watered regularly to keep the soil or compost evenly moist. Fluctuating moisture levels can cause problems with the fruit such as blossom end rot or splitting. According to gardening experts, the “ring culture method” is the best way to keep tomato plants hydrated.
The experts at Rhino Greenhouses Direct said: “Tomato plants are thirsty plants, but you can also easily overwater them causing rot.
“If possible, we recommend the ring culture method by placing the potted plants on capillary matting or pea gravel.
“By watering the matting or gravel, the plant can absorb as much or as little water as it wants to.”
This method can help prevent root diseases and soil borne pests.
Tomato blight is also a common disease that attacks the foliage and fruit of tomatoes, causing rotting.
It is most common in warm, wet weather.
In some cases, gardeners may lose their whole tomato plant.
To help prevent blight, plants should be kept well ventilated and dry.
It also helps to water the fruit in the morning to allow it to dry out throughout the day.