Can anyone help me decide which tomatoes for container growing?
I live in Tokyo, Japan. I live in an apartment so there are extreme space limitations. I have a veranda which is west facing and gets lots of really intense sunlight in summer, but in winter only a little, or almost no direct sunlight due to some other buildings blocking the sun.
Summer time temperatures get up to around 37-40c and humidity in early summer usually hovers around 95-100%.
Winters are generally mild but occasionally temps do go below 0C at night.
My veranda is around 12 feet wide by 4 or 5 feet deep.
Can anyone give me suggestions on what kind of container tomatoes would be suitable for growing here?
My primary uses for tomatoes are fresh for sandwiches, pasta and pizza sauces, and using in Indian curries which I love cooking. I'd also like to dry some for use on pizzas etc.
I was thinking maybe costoluto genovese as well as maybe black cherry and brandywine? Will these varieties handle the heat and humidity?
Also can they be grown in such close proximity to one another?
What size of containers do they need? And soil types? Keeping in mind that I cannot get any kind of brands that are available in the US.
I will also be growing several kinds of chili peppers and herbs in the same area.
I appreciate any help. I'm a total beginner to this and would like to spend more time researching but time is a precious commodity for me and unfortunately it's already February, so I need to get these plants started soon I think.