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!


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Answer from NGA
May 4, 2009

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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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