Tomatoes in Containers - Knowledgebase Question

Minneapolis, Mi
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Question by bede1124
April 19, 2009
I am looking for any helpful tips on growing container tomatoes. We purchased three 5 gallon containers. We are looking for early tomatoes of medium size and with meaty fruit. Maybe one of the beefsteak varieties? A friend has recommended the Burpee Early Pick. We live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Thanks for the help


Answer from NGA
April 19, 2009
I'd look for tomatoes with short days to harvest - Early Pick is a good choice. Supersweet 100's, Celebrity, Jetstar, Big Beef, Supersonic have done well for me. Use a 50/50 mixture of garden soil and potting soil to fill your containers and then plant your tomatoes. It's a little late in the season to start seeds and have good sized transplants to place out in your garden so you might want to purchase tomato transplants for your containers (just to give you a head start on the season). Be sure to look for short season varieties and you'll have a terrific harvest. Enjoy!

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