Tomato crops that are desirable and healthy rely on appropriate watering. Poor irrigation does not just affect fruit production, it makes the tomatoes susceptible to blossom-end rot and fruit cracking. Tomato watering is not an exact science. A house gardener wants is fundamental understanding of the moisture of the plant requirements mixed with constant watering methods to assist the crops grow properly. A well-drained bed full of organic matter also helps sustain the required quantity of dampness.
Press down on the soil in a 3 inch diameter ring round the stem of the tomato plant, producing a 1-inch-deep depression to funnel moisture to the root zone of the plant.
Before the top 6″ of soil feels moist but not muddy, water newly planted tomatoes. So the foliage stays dry pour the water right on the soil close to the bottom of the plant.
Irrigate the one to twice weekly to keep up with the moisture in the top 6″ of soil. During damp weather supplemental irrigation may not be required by the crops.
Spread a 3 inch layer of mulch on the mattress when the soil temperature reaches 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit in early summer. Therefore the tomato roots close to the area do not dry mulch conserves soil moisture.
Water tomato crops after any fertilizer programs, to completely moisten the root zone. The water dilutes the fertilizer so the nutrients can be better absorbed by the crops.