Tomatoes are a common favorite garden
vegetable/fruit and can produce an abundant harvest from spring
to late summer.
You may wonder how in the world can you grow full-sized tomato
plants in a pot? Well it's simpler than you think. Yes you need
a fairly good-sized pot, but his can be obtained very easily.
Choosing a Container
Choosing approximately a
25-30 gallon container should work well. The size of this container
will allow you to grow most any full-sized tomato to optimum growth.
Only one or two plants to a container however. Light colored containers
are your best choice because in certain hotter climates the darker
the container the more heat it absorbs the more likely it will burn
Proper drainage is important to prevent root rot. By drilling holes into
the bottom of the container you will allow for proper drainage. For pots
this size a hole about ĺ inch in diameter is probably sufficient. By covering
the holes with screen will prevent the soil from falling out of the bottom
of holes this size. It is not a good idea to set the pot directly on the
ground, so by raising the pot above ground level this will keep diseases
from possibly entering your pot and destroying your tomato plants.