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Monday, June 01, 2009

Pot-grown Tomatoes Give Higher Yields

By David Van Winkle, Master Gardener

Growing tomatoes in a pot can be more successful than in the ground. Last year, I grew a cherry tomato bush in a pot and it produced 670 tomatoes. My neighbor grew tomatoes in the ground, and his started flowering and blooming weeks after my potted plants. Tomato soil needs to reach 55 degrees to start this process, and potted soil warms faster than in-ground plants.