Tomatoes on a deck - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, Il
Question by sbwhite_2000
May 4, 2009
Want to plant tomatoes on our deck. What size container? Any tips for success? Will be in full to partial sun. THANK YOU!

Answer from NGA
May 4, 2009


Most tomato cultivars will grow well in a container. I would choose one described as "determinate"; that means they grow in bush form, rather than as a long vine. Good varieties for full-size tomatoes include 'Northern Exposure', 'Celebrity' and 'Sweet Tangerine'. The more sun you can provide, the better your plants will flower and develop fruit. For full sized tomato plants, a 5-gallon container will be perfect. Best wishes with your garden!

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