What Size Pot Is Best For Larger Tomatoe Varieties

Question From: B. Seal - MICHIGAN
Q: I read your article in last week’s News about planting tomatoes in pots. I have had success with grape and cherry tomatoes but have had poor success with larger varieties. Do larger varieties require a larger pot to accommodate a larger root ball? If so, what size might be needed to accommodate a beefsteak or Big Boy in a pot? Look forward to your advice. Thanks

A: Minimum would be a 5-gallon pot. Many people grow them in those large 5 gallon plastic pails at the big boxes. You need to drill holes in the bottom. Proper watering is critical when growing large tomatoes. Google "how to grow tomatoes in a pail and you should find lots of tips. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy