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    alan4heidi is offline Germinator
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    Default pot size for tomatoes

    I am waiting for my new greenhouse to arrive, when I does I would like to grow all my tomato plants in plastic pots on a concrete slab base, can someone please tell me what size pots I would need ,either in inches or litres. no fancy plants just SHIRLEY and HARBINGER. thank you heidi

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    Morrison cut flower buckets, very cheap, bob in some drainage holes and away you go.
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    Bigger the better really, min 10L, 20 litres would be better imo

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    I either use Morrisons Flower Buckets or half a growbag. Spread the compost so there's half in each end then cut the bag in half. Put a couple of holes an inch or so up from the bottom so that the water can drain out and there you go, no need for pots at all.
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    if was growing tomatoes in pot which I used to but not anymore. I use at least 19 liter pot or 5 gallon or bigger. as for soil I go with 1/3(5 type compost mix), 1/3 peat moss. 1/3 Vermiculite.

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    I used CFB's last year and will be doing the same this year, got over 100 of them all for free.

    Note: there are two types of CFB's one is much deeper than the other and choice of which to use is depending what you intend to grow in them, my Carolina Reaper chillies were both in the deeper CFB's and grew to a fantastic size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy_Boots View Post
    I used CFB's last year and will be doing the same this year, got over 100 of them all for free.

    Note: there are two types of CFB's one is much deeper than the other and choice of which to use is depending what you intend to grow in them, my Carolina Reaper chillies were both in the deeper CFB's and grew to a fantastic size.
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    I use builders buckets from DIY store, about 1 so not dear, pour boiled water over the upturned base before drilling drainage holes as this will stop the plastic cracking. The handle makes it easy to move them about..
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