Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 5, Number 6
Dear Tomato Dirt reader,
Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! Once or twice a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.
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FEATURE: 5 Tips for Growing Cherry Tomatoes in Containers
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Use these important tips when growing cherry tomatoes in containers so you have healthy, productive plants.
- Use as Big a Pot as You Can. If possible, use at least a 5-gallon container for growing cherry tomatoes.
- Choose Varieties Wisely. Plants that produce medium- to smaller-sized fruit are easier to manage in containers than large fruited varieties.
- Plant Plants, Not Seeds. Don’t sow seeds directly into your containers – germination and development will take too long. Plant tomato seedlings instead.
- Let the Sun Shine. Set your cherry tomato containers
where they can enjoy at least 6-8 hours of sun a day.
- Be a Watering Vigilante. Monitor the soil moisture so your cherry tomato plants don’t dry out.
Get more details about growing cherry tomatoes in containers …
… and check out these great ideas for growing tomatoes in pots on our Container Tomatoes Pinterest board.
Tomato Growing Tip #6: Good Drainage Is the Key to Tomato Container Success
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That’s it for now. More next time!
Until then, happy gardening!
Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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