Container for tomatoe - Knowledgebase Question

Peoria, Ar
Question by junkmailbabe
March 28, 2010
This is my first time planting tomatoes. I have a dog and don't trust the AZ soil for growing anyways. I don't think I have the free time to establish a above ground garden this year. What would be the best container for some Better Boy tomatoes and what size diameter?


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Answer from NGA
March 28, 2010

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I'd use a 3 to 5 gallon container. Even a 5-gallon plastic bucket will work if you don't mind its appearance. Just drill lots of drainage holes in the bottom, then fill it with potting soil or a 50/50 mix of potting soil and garden soil and plant your tomato plant. Tomatoes have large root systems for the size of the plant and planting in a 3-5 gallon container will ensure it has adequate root room. Hope you have a great harvest!

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