Amateur Gardening

Set up a tomato growing bag

TOMATOES are quite easy to grow outdoors in a normal British summer from mid- to southern UK. Further north they’ll grow better under cover in a greenhouse or plastic tent, but a good crop is possible.

The most popular system for growing is to set three cordon tomato plants in a growing bag outdoors in a sunny, sheltered spot in early June. That sounds fine as far as it goes, but if that’s all you do problems will soon become apparent.

The right bag

First, there’s the growing

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