Posted by Oliver Gardner on February 16, 2016
Why Grow Tomatoes in Containers? Read on……
Limited space, poor quality soil, pest problems and unfavorable local climate are the most common reasons why rural and urban gardeners often turn to growing tomatoes in containers. Luckily, this garden vegetable is well-suited for containers because of its great many varieties that offer manageable plant sizes without compromising on high yield. Want to enjoy fresh tomatoes every day? Grow them on a My Garden Post, a vertical gardening system, on your patio just steps from the kitchen!
About Choosing the Best Variety
Your first concern is to choose a variety with a growth habit that is compatible with the planter and the vertical space available on My Garden Post. For example, the two large lower planters on the MGP offer 22 – 24 vertical inches. That’s plenty of room for compact varieties like Bush Big Boy Hybrid and Bush Heatwave II Hybrid. The size and taste of the fruit is your next decision. Any good seed company and most garden centers and greenhouses will give you many to choose.
The three smaller planters on My Garden Post are best planted with dwarf tomato varieties like the 10” “Tiny Tim”. We’ve also had great success with the 15” “Patio Princess”. Both varieties will give you high yield and great flavor. Keep looking, you’ll find many more small tomatoes that are fun to grow and delicious.
What Determines the Difference Between Success and Failure?
Here are a few basic tips that home gardeners can keep in mind to achieve success.
Whether you are a longtime home gardener or trying your green thumb for the first time, keeping the above suggestions in mind will help you to successfully grow tomatoes in My Garden Post.