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Best Tomatoes for Windy Areas?

by Krista
(SC)

I have a lovely rooftop garden where I grow veggies and herbs in two 15' x 3' x 3' containers. During my first year, I found the South Carolina coastal winds to be a problem for my tomatoes. The force of the wind banged my branches against their cage, causing splitting and bruising. The leaves and the fruit appeared somewhat shriveled and stunted. I tried the ready-made cages, as well as building wire trellises.


Can anyone suggest a wind-resistant variety of tomatoes I could try? I have nothing but shade on the ground level, so that's not an option.

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Aug 21, 2020
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by: Kathryn

Krista,

Try bush tomato varieties. They don't get tall and you can protect them. Plus, they do well in raised beds and containers.

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