Black Krim , Cherokee Purple from hanging pots ??

xcaret(Calgary Alberta)January 5, 2013

I am wondering if either Black krim or Cherokee Purple would grow very well from hanging pots. I'm in Alberta and would like to keep them long after frost has come.

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donna_in_sask

These varieties grow into huge plants. From my experience, I don't get a whole lot of production with tomatoes grown in pots; I usually just grow cherry tomatoes that way. I guess it depends on the size of the pots too, but I would stick these two in-ground. You can always try in pots, but unless you have a good source of light in the house, they will struggle anyway (with bugs and getting enough light).

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 2:13PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

How big of a hanging pot are you talking about? The average 12" basket? No way either would make it.

As already mentioned both are big plants. I have grown both in 12 gallon containers and they have done ok, but even better in a 1/2 whiskey barrel.

Dave

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 2:17PM
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xcaret(Calgary Alberta)

Thanks for the answers. I'm thinking of turning my portable torn garage /shelter into a greenhouse (a lightbulb just came on over my head lol.) I can park my car in it over winter and grow plants all summer. Just need some 6 ,or 8 mil poly.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 2:35PM
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