Watering Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Long Beach, CA
Question by RLSLBCC
March 11, 1998
How much water does the tomato plant need? It is in a small pot.


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Answer from NGA
March 11, 1998

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A tomato plant needs lots of room to grow, so yours should be transplanted to a larger container, or set out in the in a sunny spot in the garden. Plan on applying at least one inch of water to the plant's root area every week. Most plants in pots should be watered when the top of the soil begins to dry out, but before the soil pulls away from the sides of the pot.

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