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Planting Alicante Tomatoes in GrowPots

Posted Apr 25 2009 11:00pm

Tomato - Latin name ‘Lycopersicon esculentum’

The variety ‘Alicante’ is a cordon type which is best in the greenhouse, but can be grown outside in a sheltered spot.

alicante-tomato
alicante-tomato

We are using some growpots which fit into growbags for planting tomatoes.

preparing-to-plant-tomatoes
preparing-to-plant-tomatoes

The advantage is that the tomato food is targeted on the roots in the inside pot. The outer pot is used for water, and it makes watering much quicker. Water can be left in the outer reservoir to trickle into the growbag when required.

growpots
growpots

Three growpots fit into one growbag. The tomatoes are planted so that the compost is the same level as the outer chamber. This leaves room for a pint of water to be added to the top of the pot.

growpots-with-tomatoes-in-grobags
growpots-with-tomatoes-in-grobags

The advantages of the growpot are:

    *      watering will be easier

    *      the tomato will be well watered

    *      tomato food will be used more efficiently

plant-tomatoes-in-greenhouse
plant-tomatoes-in-greenhouse
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