7 Steps to Grow Tomatoes in Pots

If you have less space and still you loved the Gardening you Must try Growing Tomatoes in your Little Space.

Growing Tomatoes in your Home or Garden is quite easy. You can also easily grow Tomatoes in Pots, Just follow these steps to grow the best tomatoes in pots.

Tomatoes are one of the most used Vegetables in our kitchens, so everyone Loves to grow Fresh Tomatoes at Home.

If you live in an apartment or a House, you might not have any personal gardens, But don’t worry you can Grow Tomatoes in pots. Here is the process and Tips you can use to grow the Tomatoes easily.

Variety Selection

Selecting correct Tomato varieties is the main Step, so here is the process of how you can select the Tomatoes varieties accordingly.

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There are Lots of tomato varieties and some one them grow tall, they cannot be grown in pots.

Basically if you want to grow tomatoes in Pots you have to select the short Tomato plant varieties.

Here are some of variety: Cherry tomatoes, Beefsteak tomatoes, Paste tomatoes, Black Krim and lot more.

You can also select patio or dwarf varieties, these are mainly shorter in length and can easily be grown in pots.

Key Point: select Variety according to your flavour preference also see it should be Disease resistance.

Pots Selection

Select a Pot size according to your Tomatoes Variety you are planning to grow for Example If you select Beefsteak tomatoes Variety It usually grow 2-4 feet in height, so you need a pot with 2-3 Feet.

Mostly You can Use a 20 gallon pot and it will be enough for most the mast to Grow inside your Home.

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Key Point: Always make a drainage hole in the Pot, it will flow extra water from your pot and protect your plant from overwatering.

Soil Mix

To Grow Healthy Tomatoes you Need Good Soil, if you make a good mix of soil it will result in Healthy Growth in your plant.

You can easily purchase the Soil mix or can make your own in Home. A good soil mix must contain Nutrients and Compost soil mixture for Health Plants.

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You can use Garden soil and compost soil mixture (60-70% Garden soil & 30-40% compost soil), or you can make your soil mixture according to your variety.

Transplanting Tips

Our main Step in planting Tomatoes is to transplant them from young seeding plants to main Pots.

As everyone knows, sowing Seeds directly in pots is not a correct process to grow Tomato plants, you have to transplant them from seeding pots to Main pots.

You can select seeds from any nursery or even grow your own seeds from the same variety of tomatoes you have, Remember not to harm the roots of the Tomatoes plants during transplant.

Do this carefully with full attention.

Support Systems

Tomatoes plants Need support, Now in this particular step you need to place some support sticks for the plants.

This sticks will help the plant to remain straight and help to hold the Tomatoes weight.

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These are the two mostly use methods as shown in the figure use the sticks accordingly as per your preference.

Also Note: Some of the Tomato Variety don’t need any kind of Support, but when we are Growing in Pots most of the plants bend down because of various reasons, so it’s better to use Support.

Placement Considerations

After adding support, Next step is placement of pot, Place the container at the correct place, Select place according to your preface.

Just remember this point, it should be accessed, and Must cover Sunlight. So basically Place the plant at a place where you can easily check them.

Tomato plants need Sunlight to grow, On average plants need 6-7 hours of sunlight, so place the plant under Sunlight.

Plant Care

Just planting in pots doesn’t grow your Tomatoes, it’s Not an Automated process, you have to take care of your plant on regular bases, like Watering, Fertilizing etc for a good result.

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Most of the Tomato plants need Good amount of water to grow so you have to water the plants on regular bases for a good result.

You should also fertilize your plant on time to time, but If you don’t want you can skip this step, Plants need fertilizer to get stronger.

Basically fertilizer help the plant to grow Faster, but some people don’t like to eat fertilized food so they can skip this step, and can use Compost Soil to strengthen plants.

Final Words

In this particular Post I have explained how you can grow Tomatoes in Pots. You can follow all the steps for better results, You can also drop your questions and suggestions below in the comment section.

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