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How many plants in one container?

Posted by garystpaul z4 MN (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 8:23

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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RE: How many plants in one container?

i would stick to 1 plant.


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RE: How many plants in one container?

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


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RE: How many plants in one container?

Thanks, guys. Appreciate the sound advice.
Gary


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