The Q&A Archives: Growing Tumbler' Tomatoes in Containers

Question: I would like some basic do's and don'ts for growing the Tumbler' tomato in containers. Also would it be impractical to grow these under Growlux lamps during the winter months? Bob Burkert St. Louis, MO

Answer: Choose a large size container such as a 1/2 whiskey barrel, add 1 part peat moss, 1 part soilless potting soil and 1 part compost and mix it all up. Plant the transplant after your last frost date and keep it well-watered and fertilized. Fertilize oncea month using a complete fertilizer such as Miracle Grow. You can bring it indoors to grow through the winter, but I'd suggest starting a new tomato in late summer, growing it outside as long as you can, then bringing it in.

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