Container Tomato Question
Hey guys, I realize there's a tomato forum and a container forum, but I know many of you have experience in this and can relate to Oklahoma heat.
Yesterday, I purchased some bulk materials to make Al's 5-1-1 mix. I first planned on just potting up some plants/flowers for our back porch, then I remembered that I have a few more tomato plants available. So I figured I'd try to pot those up as well!
I've never grown a tomato in a container. I have 2 Cherry, 2 Roma, and 2 Jet Star plants left. I'm thinking about potting up the Cherries and Roma's. I'm assuming the Jet Star's will get far too large to keep in a container. (correct me if I'm wrong)
Anyway, what size pot do I need for these? And, any tips on what to ammend the 5-1-1 mix with for tomatoes? I currently just have the pine bark, perlite, and moss. Should I just add lime as suggested and that's it? Should I use fertilizer? (I really need to test the pH of my water already)
Also, what kind of watering practices will I need to use? Will I need to be watering twice a day in July/August?
This post was edited by Dulahey on Wed, May 1, 13 at 8:47