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[Tomato Dirt #255] How to grow tomatoes in pots: 14 tips for success
May 05, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 9

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.

Get the Dirt on Container Gardening

Even if you don't have a lot of time for gardening, you can still have a fresh produce.

How? Grow veggies in containers. It's the shortcut to a plentiful harvest.

Our good friends at Gardener’s Supply have put together oodles of helpful information about growing tomatoes, edibles, and flowers in containers .

Here’s a quick start guide to the best crops for container gardening .

You can also watch this quick video about how to put together tomato grow bags and take a look at other how-tos for vegetable planters to decide what you’d like to grow.

And you can browse different kinds of pots, containers – even self-watering planters to choose one that’s best for you. Have fun!

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FEATURE: How to Grow Tomatoes in Pots - 14 Tips for Success

Can you grow tomatoes in pots successfully and get luscious, juicy fruit to enjoy all season long?

Plenty of gardeners do so. Recent statistics show that 21.2 million Americans grow plants in containers. And that’s not counting the millions of others across the world.

After herbs, tomatoes are the next-favorite crop that home gardeners grow in containers.

Whether you grow tomatoes in pots or grow tomatoes in a traditional garden, you follow many of the same gardening principles.

But container tomatoes have some unique needs.

Meet those needs and you can grow tomatoes in pots easily and successfully. And you can harvest a bumper crop without managing an entire garden … (Keep reading)

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Tomato Growing Tip: Best tomato varieties for containers

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Save When You Create Your Own Custom 3-Plant Bundles for Containers

Want to save money – and choose your own vegetable and herb varieties?

The good folks at Burpee understand. They’re gardeners, too. And they have their favorite tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and herbs.

That’s why they’ve created their special Mix & Match offer. You can create your own custom 3-plant bundles of herbs and vegetables – and save money in the process.

Let’s say you want to grow Brandywine, Super Sweet 100 Tomatoes, and Sweet Emerald Giant Peppers. You can create your own bundle of those 3 varieties and purchase them at the bundle price!

Bundled plants come in multiples of 3. The more bundles you buy, the more you save. Buy two or more bundles and save an additional 20%. Check out the Mix & Match offer.

More Tips for Growing Tomatoes in Pots

How to Choose Containers for Growing Tomatoes in Pots How to Choose a Potting Mix for Growing Container Tomatoes Best Tomato Varieties for Large Containers Best Tomato Varieteis for Small Containers

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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