Florina Uleanu, Daniela Giosanu, Mădălina Vulpe, Adriana Bădulescu
Full Text PDF | Rila tomato, seedlings, substrate
It is known that vegetables are some of the valuable foods in the diet because of their content in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Many species used in human food are grown by producing seedlings (Solanaceae, Brassicaceae, etc.). In order to achieve a good tomato culture, we must first take into account the quality of the seedlings. In this work we used seed of the same quality, that was sown for germination on 4 types of substrate (Gramoflor peat, Jiffy peat, Kllasman TS3 peat and Milaflor peat) to see how influence the germination and the growth of Rila tomato seedlings. Throughout the research it has been observed that the substrate influences the dynamics of plant height growth, the number of leaves per plant, roots length, root volume, aerial plant part volume, total weight, root weight, aerial plant part weight. The Gramoflor substrate had the best results in all measurements reaching the highest value, except for the length of the root system at the time of planting and the root system volume at the time of planting.