Growing big, healthy tomato plants is much easier than you may think.
To get started you will need the following equipment;
Tomato plants (or seeds)
Bamboo canes (or other grow supports)
Step by step guide to growing tomato plants:
Step One: Soak your young tomato plants in a tray of water for an hour or so to ensure that the compost is fully moistened. This will help reduce possible root damage when transplanting.
Step Two: Lay out your growbag and cut planting slots in to it. NB there is normally a template on the growbag of where to cut. You’ll find that most growbags will fit two tomato plants.
Step Three: Using a trowel, make a planting hole for your tomato plants. Gently remove the plants from their original pots and position them into the holes you created. Back-fill the hole with fresh compost and gently firm the soil.
Step Four: Give your newly planted tomatoes a good soaking with water. NB: You do not need any fertiliser at this point
Step Five: As your tomatoes grow taller, they will need supporting with the help of a bamboo cane.
Step Six: Remember to water your plants frequently, ensuring that the soil never dries out! When flowers appear on the plant, it is time to start feeding them with a high-potash fertiliser such as Tomorite. This can be done weekly until the tomatoes are ready to be picked.