Container Size - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bucketshop
March 3, 1998
I would like to grow tomatoes in 5-gallon containers. Can I get grow a beefsteak tomato plant in each of the buckets if I use a good planting mix and fertilizer?

Answer from NGA
March 3, 1998
Yes, the containers are a good size for a vigorous tomato plant. Be sure to make several drainage holes along the bottom of the sides of the containers, to allow water to run out. Use commercial potting soil in your containers rather than just garden soil, to ensure good water- and nutrient-holding capacity. If you fill the containers with only garden soil, they will be difficult to keep well-watered, and too heavy to easily move or empty at the end of the season.

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