Are Plant Halos worth it for tomatoes

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Seanav

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Are Plant Halos worth it for tomatoes
« on: April 15, 2021, 17:57 »
Hi , first year polytunnel growing. Have a long narrow raised bed up the centre approx 30 inches wide. Was thinking of putting the tomatoes in pots with the bottoms cut out and to give them a bit more depth with a water bottle to take the water to the roots directly and then saw "plant Halos" .Anyone ever used them and are they worth while?



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Re: Are Plant Halos worth it for tomatoes
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 08:09 »
I have some and have used them with success.  If you growing in a grow bag or shallow bed, they are really useful.  They make watering very easy. 

Your pot with the bottom cut out and water bottle are going to do much the same thing, but be a bit more homemade looking.   I only got mine as I was working in a garden centre at the time and they were selling them off for peanuts as they were old discontinued stock  ;)

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Re: Are Plant Halos worth it for tomatoes
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 08:12 »
I have seen many polytunnel owners who use the buried bucket/pot method with inverted plastic bottles for watering and don't think that they look particularly 'home made'.  They do have benefits over the halos though  I believe.  Feeding is concentrated around the roots in the bucket/pot and watering is delivered much deeper than possible with the halos if the bottles are put in deeply.  I use 1ltr bottles;  tops left on, bottoms cut off with a few small holes punched around the neck 1" from the top.  This also allows for pretty accurate measurement of water for each plant as the water leaves the bottle very slowly.



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