Question: Can I plant tomatoes in containers and hope to expect any good production? Are some varieties better than others? What size of container should I use, and what type of potting soil?

Answer: Tomatoes are very well adapted to container gardens. Use at least a 5-gallon, preferably a 7- or 10-gallon container and a loose, highly organic potting soil (no native soil, please). If possible, use “determinate” varieties. They grow to a manageable height, then quit getting any taller. You’ll still want a cage for support.

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