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Container-grown Tomatoes

Many people enjoy growing tomatoes in containers. It's a great solution for gardeners with limited space, and it gives any gardener more control over the growing conditions.

Select a container that will be large enough that the soil won't dry out too quickly. A five-gallon bucket with holes drilled in the bottom is an easy and affordable option.

Choose smaller-growing varieties and plant them in a rich, well-drained potting media. Add a tomato cage to help support the plants.

Place the containers where they will receive at least six hours of sun, and water them consistently so that they won't dry out. A self-watering container can make watering even easier.

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