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How to use Big Tom Tomato Planter

The Westland Big Tom Tomato Planter is the perfect way to get the most from your tomatoes. Packed with nutrients that promotes strong root growth as well as sustaining healthy plant development for up to 6 weeks after planting, this planter will give you tastier, as well as healthier tomatoes. It is enriched with seaweed, providing essential trace elements, and rich in calcium to help prevent Blossom end rot of your fruits.

Here’s our quick guide on our to use this planter and get growing…

How to start

  1. Before opening, shake the planter to loosen the compost and ensure an even dept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Make some drainage holes in the underside of the bag (the top has the dotted lines!)

3. Choose a suitable spot with plenty of light. Big Tom Tomato Planter is ideal for greenhouses, patios, conservatories and even roof top planting

4. Cut around the dotted lines on the front of the planter to make 3 holes

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5. Make a hole in the compost sufficient for the root ball of the plant and firm in the compost around the plant

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6. Water the planter and ensure the compost is moist

Now to start growing with our tomato planter

  • Keep compost moist. Water every day in hot weather to prevent drying out
  • If necessary, cut some holes in the bottom of the planter to avoid water logging
  • Use Big Tom Super Tomato Food when the first flower truss appears and re-feed every 2-3 waterings
  • Carefully place a cane (or use string and supports) in the compost to support the plant as it grows

Top Tips

  • Store in a dry frost free space away from weedkillers and other garden chemicals
  • Keep planter sealed until it is required for use
  • Not suitable for ericaceous (lime hating) plants

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