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This video provides instructions for growing large tomatoes in containers. It isn't so much about constructing, but more about learning key principles that will help you plant, grow and maintain a healthy container tomato. The video shows you how to grow tomatoes in containers like you see in the pictures. The key is watering and maintaining moisture all year long. You can't let container tomatoes dry out even one day!  Not one!

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Nellie135 months ago

AWESOME JOB!

elshadow1 year ago
What is the reasoning for adding the bamboo poles in addition to the metal cage? Do you use velcro or ties to hold the plant to the poles?
sje542 years ago
I enjoyed your video, I had bought a farmers alminac 1950's from a yard sale 50cents and had a section on growning veggies, and what stood in my mind was it mentioned skim milk yes feed it skim milk and your tomatoes will be plump and juciy. I haven[t tryed it but I mention it to people so Theres my 2 cents if you have that plant problem maybe try skim milk or anyone! another thing my I grew up in gardena california and my dad and I would go fishing at the pier and when he caught a fish or two we would being it home and he would dig a hole at the base of our apricot tree and throw in the fish and buriy it kind of deep or the cats will dig it up man I don't know if it was the fish but our aproct tree produced so much fruit it split and half went in our neigbors yard my dad just told them take all you want and he cut that half off.
keydogstony2 years ago
The problem I have always had growing Tomato's is BUGS.
How do you keeyp the BUGS away! LOL.
If you add between 20-40% worm compost to your planting mix, you have healthier plants that can resist disease and ward off pests, naturally. Foliar feeding with a "tea" made with the compost protects plant surfaces against pathogens and pests such as white flies, aphids, tomato hornworms, cabbage loopers. I have used worm compost for over a decade and have had no diseases or pests. It's amazing stuff.
If you or anyone you know is a smoker, then take a handful of cigarette butts, soak them in water overnight, strain out the butts, and spray the water on the plants. Of course, you want to wash the fruit carefully before you eat it. Nicotine is actually the main ingredient of Raid bug spray.
TheRustedGarden (author)  keydogstony2 years ago
Bug Spray! Seriously what kind of bugs do you get. I might have a solution.