Video: Growing Tomatoes in Containers | Tips & Recommendations with Niki Jabbour
Tomatoes are among the most popular crops for growing in containers — especially those with the "tidier" determinate or bush habit.
Niki's 5 Tips for Container Tomato Success
- Match the pot to the tomato type: determinate (bushy) or indeterminate (vining). Vining types can get super tall and usually need a lot of support. Niki has chosen to grow award-winning ''Galahad' — an early, vigorous determinate beefsteak variety that grows to approximately 4 feet in height — matching it with a 15-gallon Smart Pot.
- Fill with a well-draining, fertile growing medium. Amend with compost and slow-release organic fertilizer accordingly.
- Plant your tomato seedlings deeply. Water well. Locate the container in full sun — provide 8–10 hours of direct light every day for best success!
- Set up vertical support for your tomato plants, to ensure good light exposure and air flow to discourage disease.
- Water consistently so containers do not dry out — avoid letting the plants dry out to the point of wilting.
Enjoy your container tomatoes!
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