Can you grow tomatoes close to walnut trees?

We have a numbe of black waKnut trees in our yard and I was told we wouldn’t be able to grow tomatoes because of the acid in the soil caused by the trees. Is that true?

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Mar 04, 2018
    More than anything tomatoes need 8 hours of sun each day, putting them near a tree might not give them that sun.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 04, 2018
    for other considerations use large containers with drainage holes and place in a location of 6-8 hours of sun a day
  • Brenda Brenda on Mar 04, 2018
    Seeds now.a seed co. Said not to plant near any walnut trees.
  • Mary Mary on Mar 04, 2018
    I planted some near two walnut trees once and they did well.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 04, 2018
    Tomatoes like acid soil, but it may make it too acidic and not enough sun.
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 04, 2018
    Tomatoes need lots of light and moisture so do not plant them where there is a lot of shade. If you plant them near a big tree they will not do well.
  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Mar 04, 2018
    Unfortunately, black walnut trees do not play nicely with others. Tomatoes will not do well around them. And they produce an extensive root system with also produce toxins for other plants.
  • Peter Peter on Mar 04, 2018
    Plant your tomatoes in large pots... then sink them into the soil where you "wanted" to plant them... if they suffer, move them.
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