You’re stuck with a problem that a lot of apartment dwellers have. You want to grow your own delicious tomatoes, but you don’t have the space. What do you do? First, you visit our website; then, you consider container growing.
Tomatoes can survive and even thrive on your balcony and in other areas where you can give them plenty of TLC. Just because you don’t have a lot of space to grow your tomatoes doesn’t mean you can’t plant any at all.
So, without further ado, let’s get straight to the varieties of tomatoes that are great for container gardening.
We’re not talking about the guy who played the little guitar and sang with a strange voice; no, we’re talking about Tiny Tim tomatoes. Tiny Tim plants usually grow to be 18 inches in height and produce small, sweet tomatoes. The tomatoes aren’t the biggest, but they sure do have a fantastic flavor.
Patio Princess is a variety that’s, well, great for patios. Like Tiny Tim, Patio Princess only gets to about 18 inches tall and produces small, sweet tomatoes. It’s a hearty variety that will do just fine on your patio or in a container near a window in your apartment.
Tumbling Tom is a variety of cherry tomatoes, and the plant produces vines. If you’re the type who prefers cherry tomatoes over the other varieties, Tumbling Tom is the right choice for you. Tumbling Tom plants are great for hanging baskets, and the vines are beautiful. Tumbling Tom is a variety that is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat.
Bush Early Girl
Are you the impatient type? If so, Bush Early Girl is the variety for you. Bush Early Girl plants only take 50 days to harvest. The tomatoes are medium-sized and have a classic tomato flavor. These are the tomatoes you crave when eating a bologna sandwich in the summertime.
Tips to help you become a better container gardener
Make sure you use the best quality potting soil that you can buy. Don’t go digging up your backyard for dirt for your containers. You should use slow-release fertilizer because tomato plants are heavy feeders.
You’ll want to keep a close eye on the soil moisture level in your containers. Ensure you water your tomatoes often because the dirt in containers becomes drier much faster than in a garden.
Tomatoes need plenty of sun. Your tomato plants will need 6 to 8 hours of sun every day. Tomatoes don’t care if they’re inside; they still need sunlight. Put your tomatoes near a window or on the balcony during the day so they can bathe in sunlight.
Bonus tip: Don’t freak out if your first batch of tomatoes grown in a container doesn’t go as planned. A green thumb isn’t something people are born with; it’s something that you learn through trial and error. The most common mistakes people make are not watering enough and not getting their tomatoes plenty of sunlight.
If you have a limited space outdoors or no space, don’t think that means you can’t grow tomatoes. It only means that you’ve got to find a new way to raise the delicious tomatoes you love. Just remember that tomatoes are plants that need plenty of care, and if you treat them right, you’ll enjoy their sweet fruits all year.