Best tomatoes for sauces?
I'm interested in growing a few tomato plants this year for small batch canning pasta/maranara sauce, and maybe even ketchup.
Can someone please recommend a couple varieties that would grow in the following conditions? Oh, and about how many plants would I need to plant for a few pint jars of sauce?
-I have limited space in a raised bed (but I know tomato plants get big). This bed is facing south, between the house's stucco wall and concrete walkway, so it can get pretty hot at the peak of summer (last year only my okra and fresno chili's did well. Green beans and bell peppers were fried).
-containers. I have several 5gal, but can go bigger.
-homemade 5gal self watering buckets (don't think I can get any bigger SWCs).
TIA for your time!