Container watering issue
First time poster here. I live in Colorado at about 8,500 alt.(zone 4b I think) As a retirement project, I started growing tomatoes in my garage as a way to have them year round and to mitigate our short growing season, intense sun, hail, etc. I'm trying several approaches with several varieties with varying degrees of success.While in the future I'm going to try some of the approaches listed elsewhere in this forum for creating your own potting soil, I could use some advise about my current plantings.
I'm using fiber-based bags from Hydrofarm, with Eko potting soil mix. My problem is that the bottom portion (about a third to a half) stays very wet while the upper half is very dry. Water passes straight through a bleeds out the side of the bag but, it doesn't really moisten the upper half well. My poor plants don't know if they are over watered or under watered (smile). I've tried to poke holes in the soil, similar to aerating your lawn but, I would appreciate any suggestions to balance out the soil moisture for these plants until the next go round with a more appropriate soil mixture.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!