- Planting Vegetables
Tomato Container Gardening
Tomato container gardening has ensured that almost any person who really wants to can actually grow their own fresh tomatoes and various other kinds of vegetables even when limited by space. You actually will get high quality produce from a simple small container and as we will see growing tomatoes together with certain other vegetables has advantages.
This concept of gardening will work very well for those of you who live in
apartment buildings or in homes with almost no extra space. Here is a great
chance to enjoy your own crisp tomatoes from your very own magical garden
Now that almost everyone today values freshness and quality of vegetables they take at their tables, vegetable container gardens are catching up pretty fast. And although you will not grow a lot of crop, you can win the game on quality. Because you have almost absolute control over the environment striving for the optimum conditions is a game where the indoor container gardener is favored over the conventional gardener. You can even grow exotic tomatoes and grow hydroponic. But back to the basics.
All you will ever need is a simple container and some negligible space somewhere in your apartment. Your dinner table will never be the same again because in your small container you can grow a tomato here, a vegetable or even another herb over there. For best results, you may need to look for a slightly larger container where you will do well to add a basil plant, parsley and most probably a small pepper plant.
Preparation of the Container
Be sure that your bucket or pot has holes in the bottom for drainage. You
should place rocks in the bottom of the pot for drainage before placing soil in
the pot. Then you can plant your tomato plant and watch it grow.
Following these simple set of instructions will ensure you have a nice experience with tomato container gardening. A few holes at the bottom of your pot will take care of drainage. And before you put in some soil, it would be important for you to begin with a few stones and after that all you do is sit and watch them grow.
For good results it will be prudent to ensure your tomato plant does not grow to be too big for you to be sure to enjoy abundant fruit. The other important step will be to remove suckers. These are small stems you will find growing between the main stalk and any other branch. Just as the name suggests, the suckers simply distract the plant and therefore they are best removed so your plant can concentrate all the nutrients in producing fruit.
You will have to tie your plant to the stake and watch it as it grows. This
will prevent the plant from falling over when it is heavy with fruit.
So many city dwellers who are not able to do traditional conventional gardening for lack of space can practice their green fingers and hook up with the growing ecological awareness And the fact that your tomato salad is prepared from your own produce makes the whole project of tomato container gardening even more worthwhile,