Your opinion please......

We took on an allotment recently and this year will be our first for growing.  We have a polytunnel of which we plan to grow tomatoes, cucumber, peppers and anything else you would recommend growing in a poly tunnel.  Should we grow tomatoes in pots or plant straight into the ground?  


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,839

    I would plant them in the ground as that means less watering needed and it allows for taller plants.  The downside is that after a few years you will need to dig out the area inside the polytunnel where you have been growing things in the ground and replace the soil to replenish it and prevent diseases building up.  I do that about every 4 years in my greenhouse which has soil borders.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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