Tomato root volume?

tomato_tomMay 10, 2008

Hallo,

which space does the roots of a tomato plant fill out, so what is the minimum size of a hydroponic bucket?

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vipvenom

I grew mine in 4" corrugated pipe and only after many months did any roots fill the tube.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2008 at 11:04PM
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willardb3

I changed from 4" dia pipe to 6" dia pipe because 4" pipe became blocked with roots too quickly.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 9:29PM
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childswonder

roots should not fill up a 4" pipe, no way, no chance. You might be using too few nutrients or you have plants spaced to closely. even then, blocking is extremely unlikely. I've grown many of my bigger plants in a smaller vinyl gutter with no blockage at all. It is a medium-less set of water loving roots - imagine pouring water through just perlite. It will go right through. Roots aren't more dense then that.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 4:07PM
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