Grow tomatoes in pots - Knowledgebase Question

Pasadena, ca
Question by gargi
May 3, 2007
I am remodelling our house and the construction workers are going to be all around the yard. I am very excited to start my garden. I am planting just 2-3 tomatoe plants and some herbs Do you think I could plant my tomatoes in pots?

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2007


Yes, you can grow your tomatoes and herbs in containers. I've found that the larger the container, the better. A cherry tomato will grow in a hanging basket, and a standard tomato can be grown in a five gallon container or a half whiskey barrel planter. An oversized windowbox can hold several basil plants along with a clump of chives and some cilantro. These plants (and perhaps a parsley plant or two) would also do well in a half barrel along with a tomato plant because they all like a rich soil that is evenly moist yet not soggy.

Best wishes with your garden!

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