How Much Sun Do Tomato Plants Need ?  

Tomato plants require a lot of sun. The plants require a minimum of 6 hours, but to attain optimum growth, you should make sure that the plants get around 8 hours of sunlight each day. Tomato plants are known to produce energy for production of fruits using the rays of the sun. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the higher amount of sunlight exposure would lead to a higher yield of fruits.

Also, many gardeners say that the sweetness of the tomato is associated to the amount of sunlight a plant receives. However, once the tomatoes start appearing, you should reduce the exposure to sunlight. The tomatoes will ripen faster if they are not exposed to sunlight.

Many amateur tomato growers believe that all sides of the plant should be exposed to sunlight, especially if you happen to grow the plant in boxes kept against the wall. However, the truth of the matter is that you do not need to expose all sides to sunlight. But ensuring that the there is ample space between two plants will protect them from fungal infections and they will be able to breathe better because of proper air circulation.

So, to ensure yield of tomatoes, just ensure that your tomato plants get as much sunlight as possible, with the minimum being 6 hours. This way you cannot go wrong. Also, take time to regularly water the plants and fertilize the soil once a month. This way you can enjoy juicy and succulent red tomatoes straight from your garden.

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