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Old 05-22-2010, 04:56 PM   #11
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Keep in mind that that "flower pot" has to be quite large for a tomato - even the so-called "patio" types - to produce much. The very smallest containers I use are at least 5-gallon size - & even those are just for the smallest varieties. For everything else I use super-large plastic tubs that nurseries use for large trees. In addition, even though in containers, tomatoes also need some type of vertical support, like a stake, wire cage, or tomato ladder.

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Old 05-22-2010, 05:26 PM   #12
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My four tomato plants (mentioned in an earlier post about 2 weeks ago) are doing very well in their 1 gallon pots. What you say is true, they need more root room, but for some reason these are loaded with developing tomatoes and some fairly large ones, one now beginning to turn red. They are in a zip up indoor greenhouse which is warm and somewhat moist. It's warming up outside but I'm afraid to move them now. They are Early Girl and Better Boy (2 of each).

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Old 05-23-2010, 10:43 AM   #13
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Mine are in five gallon pots and have cages. More rain today. When we have sunshine, they grow visibly more in a single day.


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