How to Plant using a Gro-Sure Planter
The Gro-Sure Tomato Planter or Gro-Sure Fruit & Vegetable Planter can be used to grow a variety of plants such as tomatoes, herbs, and even flowers. It is best to plant small pot grown plants into the planter, you can either grow your own from seed, or buy ready grown plants in pots. You can also sow some seeds, such as salad and root crops straight into the compost of the Gro-Sure Planters.
Plan out the number of plants you want to grow in each planter. For large fruiting plants such as tomatoes, and peppers, three plants is the ideal number. For herbs and flowers you can use a few more plants and allow them to merge together for an attractive effect. Decide where you want your plants to be. Remember when planting several types of plants to keep the taller growing varieties towards the back and trailing ones at the front.
Shake up the Gro-Sure Tomato Planter to loosen the compost inside. Place it back on the ground and make cross cuts in the plastic layer of the planter where you want to put a plant. Loosen the compost inside with your fingers until it is crumbly.
Remove one plant from its pot and carefully push the root ball through the cross cut in the polythene, until the leaves are on the top and roots are nestling in the loose compost below. Make sure the roots are surrounded by compost and then fold back the corners of the polythene around the plant stem; this will help to conserve moisture inside the planter.
Finish planting all of the plants. Water the Gro-Sure Tomato Planterthoroughly and allow it to soak in for an hour. Then cut drainage slits in the bottom of the planter to allow any excess water to escape.
Place the Gro-Sure Tomato Planter in a heated greenhouse for the plants to flourish and grow on. Once all danger of frost has passed place the planted Gro-Sure Tomato Planter in a sunny spot outside and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Tall plants such as tomatoes and peppers will benefit from some support to hold the weight of the developing fruit. Remember to feed plants throught out the growing season with Gro-Sure Super EnrichedTomato Food