A recent trial conducted by horticulturist and garden writer Pumpkin Beth found that the Vigoroot Potato/ Tomato Planter outperforms ordinary plastic pots when growing 12 out of the 15 tomato varieties tested.
The average yield was 30% higher in Vigoroot than in normal plastic pots.
The same Dalefoot compost was used in all the pots and all plants were given the same amount of water throughout the trial.
Due to their porous nature, Vigoroot pots actually require more water than plastic pots. However, since it was necessary to maintain standard conditions across the trial this was not possible. As a result, the plants in Vigoroot pots were slightly underwatered, which was noticeable during the trial, and subsequently the yield was lower than it could have been. In order to test the true capability of the Vigoroot pots they would need to be used as per the pack instructions and given sufficient water.
Some of the fruit was damaged by Blossom End Rot or Splitting. This fruit was not included in the yield figures but the plants in the Vigoroot Pots suffered far less than those the plastic pots.
Many people are short of growing space either because they don’t have a garden or because the space they have is allocated to other uses. For these people, growing in containers is a simple and effective solution.
The 30% higher yield from Vigoroot Tomato / Potato planters is a remarkable result given the design of the trial did not allow them to be used to their full potential. As well as the simplicity and ease of use of Vigoroot pots and planters, it is evident that they also produce excellent results.
Published courtesy of Pumpkin Beth. Website www.pumpkinbeth.com
For full trial information please see https://www.pumpkinbeth.com/2019/02/haxnicksvigoroot-planters/