- Use pots that are at least 6-8 inches deep with holes underneath for drainage.
- For ease of movement, use dollies or platforms with wheels to shift plants around.
- Use a lightweight potting mix. Packaged mixes are widely available at most garden centers, but be sure to avoid soilless media that lacks the required nutrients.
- When using a potting mix with added fertilizer, wait 8-10 weeks before adding more nutrients. When it’s time, use a water-soluble fertilizer at its recommended rate.
Choose your variety with care. For containers, I recommend these AAS-tested standouts.
Terenzo. A cherry-type tomato with a trailing growth habit and sweet fruit. Height at maturity is 16-20 inches, making it a great addition to any spot with full sun and easy access.
Lizzano. This tasty tomato plant grows 16-20 inches tall and only 20 inches wide. Lizzano produces a copious amount of fruit, which can be harvested 105 days from seeding or 63 days after transplant. One perk of this variety is its noted resistance to late blight.