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    So I'm just about to start cutting to bottom out of said flower buckets to put into grow bags as I did last year. It seems a little silly filling flower buckets with compost and sitting the buckets in grow bags.
    Now I know a lot of you lovely grapes just plant your tomatoes in your flower buckets so I'm kinda thinking of tryin' it this year. I'm just a little worried about watering.
    My tomato greenhouse is on a lottie so I only water in there in mornings and evenings.
    Will this be enough? I used the growbags last year as a reservoir to hold water to last them through the day.

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    Chris when I grew my toms in flower buckets I drilled the holes in the side about an inch from the base so that left a bit of a reservoir at the bottom of the bucket.
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    Ah now I see why you were asking me. I would say watering daily would do it. That's what I did last year.
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    Good idea, Bren.

    I had 6 holes in the bottom, and when I emptied them out (watered morning and evening too..) the compost at the very bottom was very wet - obviously the holes were too small... so sort of same principle as Bren's I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren In Pots View Post
    I drilled the holes in the side about an inch from the base so that left a bit of a reservoir at the bottom of the bucket.
    That's what I have did to the buckets with new potatoes in Bren then I ran a ban of grease all round just below the holes to stop the slimies getting up/in
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    I use just buckets, and put in an upside down coke bottle (bottom chopped off) so I can fill that with water to make sure they get a good soak. I watered once a day.

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    I used trays last year and nearly drowned all my plants, so letting them drain free this time. I water every other day, but since this hot weather arrived I'm watering every day now.
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    I'm so glad I went to the trouble of making self watering tubs..........
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