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Planting Potted Tomatoes

by | Apr 10, 2020 | Gardening | 0 comments

Now, more than ever, is a great time to grow your own vegetables! Check out our video on how to properly plant tomatoes in pots. Perfect for outdoor spaces of all sizes! See the video and planting instructions below. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and share what you’re growing with us #Anawaltathome

Holiday in the sun

Find the perfect spot in your home for your new plant. Tomatoes love to sunbathe, so an area with at least 6 to 8 hours of sun is ideal.

Building a home

When choosing a container, tomatoes need plenty of space, and lots of drainage.
If you’re planting in the ground, dig a hole at least three feet apart, and a hole at least twice the size of the root bulb, or to the second set of leaves.

Find a support system

Keep your tomatoes growing strong and healthy by providing the right plant support. Choose from a tomato cage, trellises, or stake and tomato twine.

Got… soil?

Provide your plants with lots of nutrients. Choose a soil with plenty of drainage, a ph level from 6.2 to 6.8, and fertilize often. We recommend Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Soil. Add additional nutrients with Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Tomato Dry Plant Food.

The lasagna layering method

Just like a great pasta, great tomato plants start with a good base:

  • Fill your pot with 1.5 cubic feet of potting soil.
  • Add ¼ cups of G & B Tomato Vegetable
  • Add ¼” layer of Worm-Grow
  • Add 1” layer of compost

Make it rain

Aim for at least one inch of moisture a week, and two in the summer. Water in the morning to give the plant enough fuel for the day, and water consistently, as droughts or over-watering could lead to problems with your tomatoes.


Indulge in the fruits of your labor, by using your tomatoes in salads, pizzas, pastas, and more! Don’t forget to tag #anawaltathome so we can see your creations.

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