Growing a tomato or pepper container garden
Tomatoes and peppers are an excellent choice for container gardening. While dwarf or determinate tomatoes can be a better container choice for container gardening due to their shorter size, all tomatoes can grow in containers.
What you will need to grow tomatoes and peppers in a container
Choosing Your Container
- You want a pot that is at least 14-inches for peppers and 18-inches. If it is possible, go larger when you are choosing your container. The exception would be tomato tubs and earth boxes.
- Use professional a potting mix, add coir and or Soil Moist for helping retain moisture in the soil (especially for the tomatoes). It is also a good idea to mix in a slow release fertilizer, calcium, and or Espoma’s TomatoTone into the mix.
- You can feed your tomatoes and peppers throughout the season with the same or use a water-soluble fertilizer.
Make sure you have included support system for your tomatoes. Also, great for peppers.
You want to pick a sunny location for your plants and watch them grow!
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