Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
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Tomato Plants – Container Gardening


I love container gardening and I can grow about anything outside in a pot! Here are some of my awesome tomato plants and since I'm the only one that eats tomatoes I get to keep them all to myself.
Tomato Tip: Don't water them from above because their leaves don't like it. Stick the hose in the pot to water.
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tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
tomato plants container gardening, container gardening, gardening
Michelle Lee

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16 questions
  • Cynthia
    on Mar 28, 2016

    Should holes be punctured in the bottom of the plastic buckets??

  • Debbie Langer Borato
    on Mar 28, 2016

    Why the flower in the pot? Also, how do you keep the mites off? Do you feed?

    • Kathie Elia
      on Mar 28, 2016

      It looks like a marigold. They ward off bugs from vegetable plants.

    • Judith Condos
      on Mar 30, 2016

      They are also good for keeping mosquitoes away from your door area!

  • Marilyn Franklin
    on Apr 20, 2016

    Growing tomatoes in containers. What kind of soil do you use?

    • Marilyn
      on Jun 12, 2016

      Triple mix with some peat and a bit of sand it helps with drainage when using a container. Top up with some compost and once they are growing fertilise every two weeks.

  • Kimberly Lovitt
    on May 29, 2016

    What are the other plants in the pots, are they companion plants?

    • Debbie Worley
      on May 29, 2016

      marigolds are the flowers to keep the pest away and basil is the lighter green plant to eat with tomatos.

  • Kimberly Lovitt
    on May 30, 2016

    Which Pest are you referring to? Cause we have cats and field mice. Can you suggest something for the little white bugs that be on the underside of the collards, kale, broccoli and other green leaves? It be hundreds of them.

  • Roy Lee
    on Jun 7, 2016

    What is the best depth, for the soil, that the tomato plants should be in???? Thanks R W

    • Takashima Deanna
      on Jun 11, 2016

      My mother always plated her tomato plants on an angle and covered part of the stem(wrapped in newspaper). The plant will straighten up as it grows. It always worked for her and we had fresh tomatoes out of moms garden in our salads at christmas time. Please note mom planted some in large tubes close to the house in a sheltered area.

    • Michelle Lee
      on Jul 7, 2016

      I place mine pretty deep in the pot, covering stem and leaves. :) Michelle

  • Ana7782837
    on Jul 5, 2016

    Can you grow tomatoes from store bought ones?

    • Johane
      on Jul 7, 2016

      I slice tomatoes and plant the slices in the ground and it works, I also do it with Campari Tomatoes.

    • Melody Mitchell
      on Oct 13, 2016

      If you're concerned about GMOs make sure you plant organic tomatoes in organic soil.

  • Jud7872415
    on Feb 27, 2017

    You mentioned not watering tomatoes from the top, to put the hose in the pot. Do you mean put the nozzle slightly in the soil, maybe an inch above the fitting?

  • Lic23346320
    on May 9, 2017

    to plant from seed, what is the distance from plant to plant
  • Lic23346320
    on May 9, 2017

    how long does a seed take to germinate and what distance from plant to plant
  • Elsbeth
    on May 29, 2017

    How do you keep aphids off the tomato plants?
    • Tammy
      on May 30, 2017

      Marigolds planted next to the tomato plants keep a variety of bugs away. I have never had aphids on mine so not sure if it will work for them.
    • Linda
      on Jun 12, 2017

      Rosemary is another companion plant to stop bugs
    • Erica De Klerk
      on Jun 17, 2017

      Marigolds sure keep aphids away. Roses love this. I read that Pyrethrum in Marigolds goes into the soil and can last up to 2 years
  • Ladawnj
    on Jun 22, 2017

    i notice that you have merigolds planted next to the tomatoe plant, what is the benefit to that?
  • Beth Corbin
    on Sep 16, 2017

    Can tomatoes be grown inside during the winter months? A couple of these buckets would easily fit in my back room.
  • Patsy Price
    on Jun 10, 2018

    Where do you purchase C SILVER never heard of it. Thanks

  • Jroeber
    on Jul 19, 2018

    Why are my tomato plants not bearing tomato’s ?

  • Paige
    on Aug 5, 2018

    Where to buy the containers that look like burlap!

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  • Betty
    on May 17, 2017

    is there a reason for planting marigolds with tomato plants
    • Dawn
      on Nov 1, 2018

      Insects hate the smell of marigolds. You'll have better luck not getting your plants munched on

  • Jsl25580088
    on Jul 25, 2017

    We plant marigolds all around our tomato patch to keep out the various little critters who love to sample the tomatoes. This works quite well for us.

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