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I usually use tomorite growbags for my tomatoes. I have been offered Erin  milti-purpose compost very cheaply so would it be ok to use that for the tomatoes?  I do know it is too early to plant up my toms just yet!  Many thanks, Maggie



  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    I don't use grow-bags to grow my tomatoes and they grow perfectly all right.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,968

    I use a good multipurpose compost for mine image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Maggie, if you are anything like me you always need a supply of compost lol

    I use multipurpose for EVERYTHING I grow image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,358

    I can't deal with growbags. Not enough depth and I'm forever watering. Multipurpose does fine

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    pots full of mutipurpose, water with tomorite or equivalent - works OK if the weather co-operates!

  • Last year I did builders buckets with multi purpose abs tomato feed as soon as I got first fruits. That's what my mum said!!!

    I don't like watering straight in to compost! Seems to wash soil off roots. I insert a plant pot or some such and water through that!
  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    If they're very cheap, I use growbag compost, but in pots. Multi purpose is fine too, but whatever I use, I usually add some of my home compost and maybe some sieved leaf mould - seems to improve water retention.
  • Another good trick is a 2 litre coke bottle washed out..few holes in the lid..fill with water and place upside down in the pot a little burried. It allows water to go into pot as compost dries out but when the cool comes at night, the water condences back into the bottle so your toms are not too wet. Come morning again it all starts all over.
  • Great plan, didn't think of that!! So just holes in lid? Fill through neck put lid back on and turn into plant pot??
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