Cherry tomatoes: The little red wonders

Cherry Tomaten: Die kleinen roten Wunder

Cherry tomatoes, the smallest representatives of our beloved red fruit, are incredibly diverse in terms of their variety. Whether "Supersweet", "Minibel" or "Gardener's Delight", each variety has a unique profile. Some strut around with their rich orange or almost black coloring, others surprise with their mother-of-pearl sheen. But they all share two primary characteristics: their small size and exquisitely sweet taste, which makes the cherry tomato the perfect addition to salads, pizzas or just as a snack between meals.

Origin

The cherry tomato originally comes from South America and was discovered by the early Spaniards. It has since spread throughout the world and has become a staple in many cuisines.

optics

The typical cherry tomato is small, round and has a bright red color - a real feast for the eyes in every garden and on every balcony. Some varieties vary in color from yellow to orange to jet black. Their diameter is usually between 2 and 3 cm, but there are also XXL varieties that can reach a diameter of up to 5 cm.

Care

Cherry tomatoes are sun worshipers and love a sunny, warm and wind-protected spot. They are ideal for growing in tubs or pots on the balcony or patio. Make sure they have enough space - you should only put one plant per pot. The soil should always be moist but not too wet. It is therefore important to water the plant regularly but in moderation.

irrigation

This is where it can get tricky. When it comes to watering, less is often more. Tomatoes like constant moisture. However, waterlogging and too much water can cause diseases and lead to a poor tomato harvest. It is advisable to water early in the morning or late in the evening to keep evaporation as low as possible.

Automatic watering

Why not just water your cherry tomatoes automatically? With smart watering systems, like the Boum Watering System, you can not only save time but also water, while ensuring the perfect amount of moisture for your plants.

The Boum irrigation system optimally controls the amount of water so that your cherry tomatoes always get the right amount of water. With up to 12 Boum planters, the system can water your entire balcony. With the Boum irrigation system, caring for your cherry tomatoes is made easier for you and you can be sure that your plants are always well cared for.

With careful care, proper watering and a little patience, you can soon look forward to a rich cherry tomato harvest straight from the balcony.

So whether you're looking for a new culinary adventure, want to enrich your kitchen with fresh, home-grown food, or are looking for a new project for your balcony - cherry tomatoes are the answer! And Boum's automatic watering makes it easier for you to take care of your plants, so you have more time to concentrate on what really counts: the moments of pleasure on the sunny balcony or cozy patio.

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