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How to Grow Tomatoes in Containers - Cheap and Easy Method

This video from Get Growing talks with marsha Goldberg about growing tomatoes in pots. She says that you want to use a big pot, and having a wide pot is especially important. She says that determinate varieties are ideal for pots as they don't get too big. She adds oyster shell to the soil to ensure there is enough calcium. She also mixes some organic fertilizer right into the soil. She nips off the lower leaves of the plant to set it deeper than it was in the pot. She then adds a tomato cage for support. The tomato varieties she shows are Silvery Fir, Sasha's Altai, and Mishka.

Potting Tips and Container Tomatoes

Loren Nancarrow from GardenRx gives some great tips on container tomatoes and potting in general. He first shows how to make a solar dome from a plastic soda bottle, and how to make a solar collar from the bottom of an old plastic pot. He then plants a tomato in a big pot. He uses a fifty fifty mix of peat moss and compost. He also adds agricultural gypsum to ensure the tomato plant gets enough calcium. He also shows how to plant the tomato deeper in the new soil than it was in it's old pot. He then discusses watering the tomato. The goal with tomatoes is usually weekly watering, but tomatoes in containers will probably need more than that.

How to Grow Tomatoes in an Outdoor Container

From Julie Chai and comes this quick video on container tomato basics. You need full sun, a container that is at least sixteen inches deep and wide, and fresh potting soil. She also says that you need to add a stake as soon as you plant your seedling, and tie the tomato to the stake with twine.

How to Grow Tomatoes in a Container

Barbara Pierson from White Flower Farm gives a number of tips on growing tomatoes in a container. Container tomatoes need full sun and a high quality potting mix. If you use compost, use two thirds potting soil and one third compost. The seedling she shows is Principe Borghese. You don't want to break up the root ball on a transplant tomato, but you can plant them deeply. Put the stake in when you plant the tomato. She then gives tips on how and when to water your tomato.

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