Container tomatos......Reasonable Expectations for Yield ??
I started growing tomatos on my 17th floor balcony as a hobby several years ago. I now have become pretty serious. I mostly grow indeterminate hierlooms simply because I love to eat them..pure and simple. I have no interest in taking on a horticultural challenge or producing a rare prize winner. My year to year results re: yield, have ranged from miserable to fair IMO.
I don't know if my expectations as to what I could reasonably expect from container grown fruit in a hot, humid climate ( Transplanting is finished by March 15th latest) are realistic or not. Would love to hear from the more experienced container gardeners what they consider/get a "good " harvest.I've grown Bush Golith, Black Krim, 444, San Marenzano,Arhansas Traveller, Better Bush, Paul Robeson,Amish Paste Sun Gold and Cherokee Purple. Have never lost a plant, but never get as many fruit as I think I should.
If you reply, keep it simple. I understand and appreciate variables like container size, soil ammendments, media, watering schedules, ph, etc.,etc. I just would like to know how many fruit set and develop. Disease, insect damage, birds, cracking,etc. don't matter.
Looking foward to getting my selfish expectations brought back to reality.