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  • Mon, Mar 16 2009 11:23 AM

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    Container tomatoes

    Dollar Stretcher has a good article this week about growing tomatoes in containers: Apartment Grown Tomatoes 

    I tried to grow them in pots last year but didn't have much luck at all. The containers might have been too small (4 gallon) or it may have just been a bad year for tomatoes, since others complained about them too. Another thing that was pointed out in this article is that container grown vegetables need regular feeding. I don't use artificial fertilizer as a rule, but I wonder if it would have been worth it in this case? I added compost a couple of times and used water from boiling eggs, etc.

    Have you ever grown tomatoes in containers? Do you have the same kind of results as the people in the article?

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  • Mon, Mar 16 2009 5:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

    I had great luck with small patio tomato in a container last year ...  I sure my nephew feed them , and he was a sweetie and took care of our garden ..  This year I am going to try one of the upside down tomato cages.. 

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  • Mon, Mar 16 2009 9:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

    I've seen where cherry or grape tomatoes do well in containers, but I just haven't had any luck with the bigger ones. What kind of tomato did you grow?  

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  • Tue, Mar 17 2009 5:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

     

    Pat:
    I've seen where cherry or grape tomatoes do well in containers,

     My parents have had success with tomatoes in containers and it was indeed cherry tomatoes they grew.

     

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  • Tue, Mar 17 2009 5:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

    Brandy:
     My parents have had success with tomatoes in containers and it was indeed cherry tomatoes they grew.
     

    Maybe I'll get a cherry tomato plant this year just because. I'm not particularly fond of them, but they're ok, I guess. They're easy to drop into salads.  

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  • Wed, Mar 18 2009 5:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

    Pat:
    I'm not particularly fond of them, but they're ok, I guess

    My husband loves the cherry tomatoes so we plan to try those in containers for him. I found some of the plant cages really cheap while bargain hunting this week so we'll also be trying a little in ground planting for other tomato types as my husband has done it that way before.

     

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  • Wed, Mar 18 2009 6:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

     Good luck with them. I'm hungry for a real tomato of any kind right now! 

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  • Wed, Mar 18 2009 8:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

    Pat:
     Good luck with them.

    I am looking forward to the planting. I'll post as I acquire the rest of what is needed and how growing goes.

     

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  • Thu, Mar 19 2009 2:31 AM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

    Good. I'll be watching for those posts. 

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  • Thu, Mar 19 2009 4:37 AM In reply to

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    Re: Container tomatoes

    I have cherry and Patio tomatoes started  in a small pot  in the green house ..... it will soon be time

     

    I am so ready for spring . 

     

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