Tomatoes in Containers
Where soil space is limited, tomatoes are easily grown in containers.
- Plastic grow bags are effective and practical.
- One of the most important things you can do to ensure tomato success is to use a big enough container - the bigger the better.
- Dwarf and cherry tomatoes, which don't require staking, are well suited for containers or large hanging baskets. Taller varieties can be grown in large pots with support from a climbing frame or stake.
- Pay special attention to feeding and watering when growing tomatoes in containers.
Watering Tips for Container Tomatoes
- Tomatoes grown in containers may need water every day during the hottest days of summer.
- Top water (all over the foliage) in the late morning so your container tomatoes have a chance to dry off before nightfall.
- Water until you see water coming out the drainage holes, then stop.
Harvesting Tips for Container Tomatoes
- Harvest container tomatoes frequently to relieve the branches of weight.
- Harvest frequently and the tomato plants may bloom again and set more fruit.