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10 Tips For Growing Tomatoes In Containers

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10 Tips For Growing Tomatoes In Containers
10 Tips For Growing Tomatoes In Containers

Like a lot of gardeners, my favorite vegetable to grow is tomatoes. They taste so much better from the garden than they do from the store…and if you grow them properly, you get a lot of tomatoes for your buck!

However growing tomatoes can be a little frustrating since they are susceptible to disease that can greatly¬†reduces the number of tomatoes a plant produces. To get around that, I like to grow the plants in containers…that way you have more complete over the conditions that could cause disease.

Continue reading to see our 10 tips for growing tomatoes in containers.

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  1. Roseann Schmidt
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    Any ideas on keeping squirrels from eating your tomatoes.

    • Wanda
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      Hi Roseann…I would try building a frame around the plants and hanging bird netting or chicken wire over the top and down the sides. I haven’t done this for tomatoes, but it works well with my blueberry bushes. I have also heard that spraying them with some kind of hot sauce mixture will keep the squirrels from eating them so that could be another option. Good luck! Those squirrels are pretty sneaky :)

  2. Sue Buresh
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    I grow my tomatoes in containers and have good luck. But one thing I have problems with is that after they get so big he leaves start wilting. What is the problem and what am I doing wrong. How can I correct this problem?

    • Wanda
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      Hi Sue…the easiest answer is that the plants may need more water. Tomatoes need a lot of water and they tend to dry out faster in pots. Unfortunately, it could also be that the plants have one of the common tomato wilt diseases (could be a fungus, virus or bacteria). If this is the problem, there isn’t much you can do about it other than buying plants that are resistant (the label should tell you if they are). I run into this issue a lot when I buy plants from the big box stores, but have better luck when I get them from my local nursery. Hopefully that helps!

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