keeping plants in their original pots - Knowledgebase Question

east orange, nj
Question by Boatemaa2220
May 15, 2007
After purchasing my pot of tomotoes, broccoli, peppers or even bulb flowers, can i keep them in their original pots and expect them to thrive as well as if they were being planted in the ground?


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Answer from NGA
May 15, 2007

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Your plants will need to be transplanted into larger containers to accommodate their growth. The pot needs to provide space for their roots to expand as the foliage/stems grow. The larger volume also insulates the roots from excessive summer heat. And, the larger soil volume helps the soil stay moister longer. Tomatoes need at least a five gallon container, for example.

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