In our, Cincinnati Gardening Made Simple Series, we are talking about how to grow a tomato container garden.
Tomatoes 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.
How to Grow a Tomato Container Garden
Choosing Your Tomatoes
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Choosing A Container for Your Tomatoes
- Choose 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 only exception would be tomato tubs and earth boxes.
- You want to use a professional potting mix, add coir and or Soil Moist. This will help retain moisture in the soil. Also, it is a good idea to mix in a slow-release fertilizer, calcium, and or Espoma’s TomatoTone into your soil mix.
Fertilizing Your Tomatoes
- You can feed your tomatoes throughout the season with the same or use a water-soluble fertilizer.
- Make sure you have included a support system for your tomatoes.
- You want to pick a sunny location for your plants and watch them grow!
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