Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Lord of the Rings

At last I've got my ring culture going! The hardest part was deciding on an effective yet harmonius combination of container and ring. In the end I settled for black plastic buckets from Focus at 99p each ( I just didn't fancy orange ones from B&Q) and Sankey tomato pots upside down with the bottoms cut out for the ring. There is about 4 ins of gravel in each bucket and the pots are filled with multi-purpose compost topped with an inch or so of gravel as a mulch. The canes are held pretty firmly by the gravel and compost. The idea is to water from the bottom and feed from the top so the roots of the tomatoes grow down into the gravel and remain moist. Time will tell if it is effective or not.
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