Bag Up Some Tomatoes

Tomatoes grow very successfully in grow bags in a greenhouse or oudoors. Crops can be improved by inserting bottomless pots full of soil into the grow bag to increase the volume for better root growth.

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Tip: Careful Watering

Cracks can appear in the skin just as fruits are ripening. The problem is due to changes in growth rate, caused by fluctuating temperatures and erratic watering; as growth slows during a cool, dry period, skins harden and do not have the elasticity to cope if growth later picks up and fruits swell. It is a particular problem in soft-grown plants: those that have been fed too much nitrogen. While you cannot control temperatures, you can make sure watering is regular, and that you provide the correct feeding regime. Make provisions for watering if you go away, even for a few days, and feed weekly with a specially formulated tomato feed, one rich in flower-and fruit-promoting potassium.

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