When to sow tomatoes for seedlings in 2019 according to the lunar calendar?

Preparations for sowing a new crop of various vegetable crops are already gaining momentum, many experienced gardeners are planning deadlines for the implementation of agricultural work. From this article you can find out about favorable dates for sowing, diving, fertilizing and harvesting in 2019.

How does the moon affect tomato seedlings?

Even ancient people observed and noted the power of the influence of heavenly bodies on the process of crop growth. Thanks to this knowledge, they made a plan of sowing work, focusing on the position of the moon. Modern astrologers do the same, compiling a lunar calendar for the gardener for each year, since the location of the Earth's satellite in the zodiac constellations in 2018 will differ from its position in 2019. Experienced people note that the effectiveness of this technique helps to harvest 25% more.

Scientists have found that the moon makes a revolution around the earth for a period that was conventionally called the lunar month.

It is divided into 4 phases:

  • new moon - it is not recommended to perform work on the site relating to the cultivation of the crop, in addition to removing weeds and loosening the soil;
  • growing Month - the vitality of plants is activated;
  • full moon - the best time to deal with ailments and pests, pruning plants, weeding the site;
  • decreasing Month - the root part is actively developing, it is not recommended to perform manipulations with the top of the plant, picking.
Important! Planting on a given day according to the lunar schedule can both accelerate the germination of seeds and improve the future crop, and destroy it without giving good shoots. During the full and new moon, it is not recommended to plant tomato seeds on seedlings. Guided by the lunar calendar, you can clearly identify and successfully perform certain works on the cultivation of tomatoes, peppers and other garden crops on days when the celestial body favorably affects the development of plants.

Favorable days for sowing and care

Sowing seeds is better on such days:

February1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 18–20, 25–28
March1, 8–10, 14–15, 17–20, 24–28
April12, 18, 20–21, 27–29
May2, 3, 8–10.15–18, 28

When the position of the moon is a growing phase, the plant tends to rise . This is a good time to strengthen the top of the plants. With a decreasing phase, the plant roots better after planting; its root system normally develops.

Bad days for sowing and planting

There are periods when sowing is not recommended, as this can greatly damage the plant, pushing it to rot or slowing its growth. Plants planted in a given period can produce poor crops.

We advise you to read when and how to plant tomato seedlings.

It is not recommended to carry out sowing work on such days:

February5–7, 13–14, 15–17, 27
March2–3, 5–7, 11–13, 16, 21–22, 31
April4–5, 8–11, 13, 15–17, 19–20
May5, 19–20, 27, 29–30

When to plant tomatoes for seedlings according to the lunar calendar in 2019

Planting of these red vegetables is carried out, focusing on their varietal and species affiliation.

So, determinant and indeterminant will be planted depending on the manufacturer's recommendations regarding the timing of sowing, however, it is worth considering information about how stars and luminaries can help in obtaining a good harvest:

  • already in January, planting material is planted in a heated tomato greenhouse, which is harvested 130 or more days after emergence;
  • mid-season sown in March;
  • in mid-April, they are accepted for planting seeds of greenhouse, undersized varieties;
  • early and early ripening varieties are planted in late March, as well as from mid-April to early May.

Soaking and sowing seeds

It is recommended that these processes be carried out according to the lunar calendar in the growing phase in February, this falls on the following days: 1, 6–11, 18.

Important! Seed pretreatment involves soaking and treating the seeds, which, with the right technology, can increase yields by a quarter.

Soaking seeds is done 7-10 days before planting in the ground. The procedure involves the following manipulations:

  • rejection of low-quality seed . Deformed, too light in weight seeds are removed;
  • warming up . This can be done at home on the battery, leaving the planting material on paper for several days;
  • disinfection . For these purposes, you can use a solution of potassium permanganate, where the seeds are lowered for 20 minutes, or a solution of hydrogen peroxide warmed up to + 40 ° C;
  • soaking in water or developmentally stimulating nutrients . For the procedure, a large volume of water is required in which a gauze bag with seeds is placed. At the same time, the temperature of the liquid should not exceed + 25 ° C. The maximum seed swelling time is 18 hours, after which the seed size no longer increases.


Experts recommend carrying out this procedure in the full moon phase, as well as on the growing moon in the constellations Pisces and Taurus.

Successful days are called:

March8–12, 13–14, 26–30
April16–18, 24–27

Seedlings are dived 2-3 weeks after emergence, when 2-3 real leaves appear on the bushes . Dig seedlings from a box for sowing or a glass, remove the earth from the rhizome, so that the main root becomes clearly visible, after which it is cut by 1/3. Then the seedlings are transferred for further cultivation in separate containers.

For the development of the root system, a pick is necessary

This procedure contributes to the build-up of the lateral roots, so that the root system of the plant becomes more powerful and is able to absorb more nutrients on which the growth and development of the bush, and therefore the further yield, depends.

Did you know? The annual harvest of tomatoes around the world has a volume of more than 60 million tons, exceeding the global harvest of bananas and apples. Moreover, 16% of this volume is grown in China.

Also, due to this procedure, you can delay the transplantation to the open ground a little, if there is such a need due to weather conditions. During the period of restoration and growth of the rhizome, the bush stops the growth of the top, the green part . However, one should not get carried away with diving, the maximum allowable number of procedures is 3, after 21 days each, so as not to cause irreparable harm to the plant.

Feeding seedlings

After a dive, it is necessary to ensure proper care, which includes watering, top dressing, and soil care . The first fertilizer application occurs 10 days after diving seedlings, re-fertilizing the soil after 2 weeks after the first procedure.

It is recommended to make mineral fertilizers during the full moon and on the growing moon, and organic matter is introduced for the waning month.

For feeding optimal:

March6, 15, 20
April4, 7–11, 16, 18
May1–4, 6–7, 21–25, 29–31

When to plant seedlings in open ground or a greenhouse

Many gardeners prefer to grow tomatoes through seedlings, as this significantly saves time and allows you to get a larger crop. Seedlings, first of all, are grown either in a heated greenhouse or at home, and then they are transferred either to unheated greenhouse premises or to open ground.

Important! When transplanting seedlings, it is important to take into account weather conditions, and not be guided solely by the recommendations of the lunar calendar. This occurs in the first case after 55–70 days after planting the seeds, when the young bushes are already slightly stronger, have several leaves of their own and grow to 20–25 cm in height. In the second case, the seedlings are transplanted a little later, about two weeks after planting in the greenhouse . Moreover, in order for young bushes of tomatoes to adapt better in the open ground, they can be covered with non-woven material, which is often used as spunbond or lutarsil.

For transplanting seedlings into the soil, certain days are selected that contribute to the rapid rooting and growth of plants

If tomatoes are planted on the recommended day, but the soil is poorly warmed up or there will be heavy rains, then the bushes planted under such conditions will not give a good harvest in the future.

In a greenhouse, it is recommended to plant tomatoes:

April20-22, 25-27
May9–11, 18

Seedlings are transferred to open ground, provided that the soil warms up to + 18 ° C, in different climatic zones this moment can occur at different times, on average, May 14-15, May 21-22 can be called the best option.

When to harvest?

Experienced gardeners noted that the crop is stored for a longer time if it was harvested during the period of the month in the signs of Taurus, Sagittarius, Leo, Gemini, Aries, Capricorn, Scorpio:

June11, 14, 23
July2, 3, 10–16, 18–24, 26–31
August4–8, 11–12, 14–20, 22–25, 28–31
September6, 18, 24
October1–5, 29–31

If the collection was carried out in a different period, then the tomatoes should be sent for processing as soon as possible, since they cannot be stored for a long time.

Did you know? A unique landscape design on a suburban area can be created by planting bushes of small-fruited tomatoes, which for a long time retain their decorative qualities and are less affected by diseases and pests.

Knowledge about the influence of celestial bodies on the processes of growth and vital activity of plants has been accumulating for many years, and now these observations can become significant support in the process of planting and successful crop cultivation.

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