It’s always good to hear from fellow tomato growers and I’ve received some brilliant advice over the years from people who have contacted me with helpful tomato tips and suggestions.

With that thought in mind, if you have something to share it would be great to hear from you. Please leave a comment below – it will be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Jessie Allaway
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    Hi, I have been growing tomatoes in the greenhouse for many years and initially used all grow bags. However I found that the bags got extremely hot. The greenhouse is totally paved and the paving stones get very hot very quickly. I had some breeze block left over from the building of our extension and used these to make a trough about 16″ deep and around two grow bag lengths long. I lined it with plastic, put in about 3″ of gravel, put three lengths of 2″ pipe sitting upright on top of gravel then topped up with compost. I water down the pipes and feed from the top. This takes 6 plants and has been a great success. They don’t get over hot yet are kept reasonably warm at night from the blocks’ residual heat. I just wash out the gravel when the plants are removed (they take most of the compost with them). I suppose this is just another form of ring culture without the rings! It has worked a treat for me anyway!

  2. Derek Richards
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    Help – Can someone advise of the cgeapest/value for money Buckets or containers for tomato growing? I was using builders buckets from B and Q but these seem to have gone up in price. Must have online purchasing!


  3. David Bloor
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    Hi, I’ve just joined the Tomato Club and found it of great interest. I have been growing tomatoes in a small garden using grow bags and home made troughs with mixed success for 3 years. One tip I have that I may have missed if it is on your web site is re-using side shoots. I suspend them in water by covering a yoghurt pot in clingfilm and poking the side shoot through into the water. Within a week or so roots will form. I then pot these on and get an extra late crop of ‘free’ tomatoes. Every little helps.

    Best Wishes


    • Nick
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      Hi David,
      Thank you for the excellent tip … it’s a great way to create extra plants!
      Best wishes,

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