Tomatoes In Grow Bags Update Season 2 – Another season with the grow bags I tried last year? I thought I would give an update about how things are going this year. In an earlier post I noted that I was using a heavier and more enriched soil in the grow bags because they had dried out so badly last year. So far I can say that this seems to be working, although we have not had the intense heat as other parts of the country. I also tried layering compost and soil vs mixing them together. So far there doesn’t seem to be any difference between the two in how well the tomatoes are growing. They are doing quite well. The only thing that seems o have made a difference is whether I used grow age vs pots.
The tomatoes in grow bags are doing much better than the ones in pots, which have more space growth and one is yellowing. The only thing I can think of is that the pots may ot be draining as well as the grow bags. The number of tomatoes growing is sparcer as well. Still they look pretty good. I have seen some evidence of fungal problems, but I keep cutting those off. So far I am fairly happy. So here are the tomatoes.
Most of the tomatoes are huge and are taller than the cages. This is going to be fun to control them as the season progresse. I wonder if they got too much nitrogen?
Here are some of the tomatoes I have growing on the vines. Is that a little bit of color I see?
And some more tomatoes setting fruit. Getting big too. This might just be a good tomato year.
And here I have one ripe tomato on the Sweet Millions. For some reason the fruit are very tiny on this plant, while the other Sweet Millions has cascades of large fruit. No idea why. I harvested our single tomato and it was very sweet and good. Waiting for more.