Tomatoes and their need for water

I started May 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches. I buried the can to where the top holes just barely were above the ground, put in two shovels full of compost, then I fill the can up with water ever 2 days and tried not to water the leaves.
These four plants are now 5 ft 4 inches in less that a month and a half and loaded with green tomatoes and about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms.
May 28th 2012
End of June toping the 3 ft cage
July 9th after a week of record high temps and very little rain...the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too!
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  • Josephine Fowler Josephine Fowler on Aug 19, 2020

    Can I start my tomatoes now grow from the seedlings I started the 1 of August?

  • Marilyn Marilyn on Oct 03, 2020

    What size trash can?

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Apr 23, 2021

    Is the 4 ft circle for the 13 gallon can or the 5 gallon bucket? Thanks

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  • Bill Bill on Jan 12, 2022

    I'd love to try this but nowhere does anyone mention what size and how many holes in a 5 gallon bucket.

  • Marie Marie on Apr 18, 2022

    I will try it bc last year I had 4 tomatoes tall buckets planted but only few tomatoes harvested and not so much leaves around