How many plants in one container?

garystpaul(4)May 4, 2012

The heavy plastic container is 16" x 16" x 20" or roughly 3 cubic feet. I have four of them with a staking structure built overhead, which works well. In the past I've grown one tomato in each, but this year I have so many, including duplicates, I was wondering if it would be to my advantage to plant two of a single variety in each, maybe pruning them to a single or double leader. Would appreciate some advice here. Thanks.

Gary

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terrybull

i would stick to 1 plant.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 9:31AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

For best production, the least stressed plants, and the least amount of daily care - 1 per container that size.

If they were self-watering containers and you wanted to do extensive pruning and something like drip irrigation with auto feeding etc. you might do ok with 2 plants but production will be reduced.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 9:43AM
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garystpaul(4)

Thanks, guys. Appreciate the sound advice.
Gary

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 9:59AM
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