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whats the best brand of growbag to use for potting the tomato plants i have grown from seed

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  • hi mate the best thing is to grow them in 5l pots

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,102
    I'd endorse pots too. You get better root formation and watering is easier.

    But that wasn't your question.......I honestly don't think there is much to chose between the big brand growbags.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,579

    Growbags are fine if you cut them in half and up end them, otherwise they are far too shallow.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • i use these type of pot pushed into the growbag i get three per grow bag http://www.greatgardensonline.com/growing-and-propagation/stewart-tomato-pot/p40207.html
  • BoaterBoater Posts: 241

    The biggest ones you can find!

    Homebase growbag plus are 40 litres, a lot of the supermarket ones are only 20 litres, the ones Monty uses in videos here look like they might be even bigger. Remember to drop the bag a few times and give it a good battering to break up and loosen the compost before you cut the holes - not much chance of growing much if you leave them compacted like bricks.

    Seems like pots may be better, but I got pretty good results with bags last year and have laid my conservatory out to suit bags - I may however add some grow rings this year same as you are planning to.

  • I dont bother with buying grow rings, just cut the bottoms off old existing pots with a saw and use them, that way you can use bigger ones if needed, then just stack & store them till next season & re-use....simples!

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