That’s the tomato growing season come to an end here at At Bruidair and so the green house has been cleaned up for winter. Those who have been following my adventure with the new watering system may be wondering what my final thoughts were, would I recommend it, was I happy with it, are there any flaws? We’ll just for you guys, here is my end of season review.
Would I recommend it? Hell yes.
I am thoroughly happy with the Quadgrow system. It did exactly what it said on the tin. The watering was much more evenly dispersed meaning I didn’t get any split tomatoes at all. In previous years this was a common occurrence. Also although I didn’t notice the plants being overladen with fruit, (there had been other people claiming to have doubled their yield) I did actually get more tomatoes than previous years. The system seemed to have extended the growing season and I actually took my last tomatoes from the plants in mid October. Normally by then there nothing but green tomatoes.
Trying to think of downsides and I can’t really think of any, it worked really well. There was one or two things it may be good for potential buyers to know about though:
1. the feeder mats – the plant roots grew through and around these mats meaning they are one time use only. You can buy replacements though.
2. when it came time to clean up, I was in for a surprise. Slugmageddon! Although I had no evidence at all of slugs actually causing damage, I was randomly finding slug trail and wondering why, for the first time I seemed to have slugs in the greenhouse. The explanation came when I opened things up to clean it. The underside of the pots and Quadgrow lid we’re absolutely covered in slugs and slug eggs. Covered. Obviously the dark, wet environment had created a slug hotel. So next year there will be copper tape employed.
Apart from that though I’m really happy and really glad I bought these.
So yup, I would recommend them.