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How to grow tomatoes in growing bags


Monty Don demonstrates how to plant tomatoes in grow bags and pots in the greenhouse at Berryfields, including advice on getting the most from grow bags, and when to put tomato plants outside.

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Jacquie Platt 21/06/2012 at 20:47

As always, there is an assumption that most of us have a greenhouse so there is almost no information nor any ideas about outside planting and growing...

sotongeoff 21/06/2012 at 20:57

The same principles apply but they get planted later, take longer to ripen and are subject to the weather conditions-but in a good summer you can still grow a decent crop.



susan howard2 21/06/2012 at 23:31

I would only add  try to find a sheltered spot as they wont like all this windy weather we are having right now  I grow mine on a south facing wall  in pots rather than grow bags...i just think the bags are a bit thin for outside.....they go out as soon as the first trusses are formed ..up till then they are on the kitchen windowsill....stake them well to prevent the wind blowing them about too much...personally i tye them to the stakes every few inches or so and i make sure that they are tied under every truss...its not a good idea to let more than four or five trusses form and i aim for six or seven tomatoes from each truss...everything else gets pinched off with the growing tip pinched out after the fourth or fifth truss.  Hope this helps    happy growing