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Your container should be at least a foot deep. But, more importantly, look for a pot that is a minimum of 14 inches wide and can hold at least five gallons.
Most commercial potting soil comes packed with nutrients to get your tomatoes off to the right start but adding a few scoops of compost can give your veggies an extra boost.
Most garden supply stores sell organic cherries if you don’t have the patience to start plants from seeds, but they won’t have as many varieties as seed catalogs.