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[Tomato Dirt #176] Why Grow Container Tomatoes? It’s for You If …
May 09, 2019

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 9, Number 10

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: Why Grow Tomatoes in Containers? It’s for You If …

Growing tomatoes in pots is an excellent way to enjoy fresh tomatoes, whether you’re a veteran gardener who grows veggies all year long or a newbie getting your fingers dirty for the first time.

But is it for you? Here are 5 great reasons to grow tomatoes in containers, especially if …

  1. Space.
    You don’t have room for a garden or you don’t have a garden plot.But you still you’re still interested in having fresh tomatoes at your doorstep.
  2. Versatility.
    You have a garden plot, but you like container gardening too. The more, the merrier!
  3. Variety.
    You have a patio, porch, or balcony with sun.Tomatoes need a minimum of 6-8 hours of direct sun a day.
  4. Limited time. .
    You don’t have a lot of time for gardening, but you love fresh tomatoes. It takes just minutes to plant a tomato in a container and even less to care for it each day.
  5. Geography.You have a short growing season.
    If you grow tomatoes in pots, you don’t need to wait for the ground to get warm in order to begin planting. You can also extend your harvest by bringing plants indoors if autumn comes sooner than later.

See some more reasons growing tomatoes in containers might be for you and get tips for planting tomatoes in pots. And you can find additional ideas on our Container Tomatoes Pinterest board.

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Tomato Growing Tip: Make Sure Containers Have Drainage Holes

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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.

Tomato Planter Options

Self-watering elevated planters: awesome for indoors and outdoors, an all-in-one garden Grow Bags: a fun, flexible option for tomatoes, potatoes, peppers Tomato Success Kits of all kinds: kits include planter, stakes, soil mix, fertilizer

More Tips for Growing Container Tomatoes

How to Plant Tomatoes in ContainersWhat potting mix to use for tomatoes in potsReview: Tomato Self-Watering Success KitWatering tomatoes in containers

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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