9 Tips for Growing Prolific Cherry Tomatoes in Pots

Growing cherry tomatoes in pots is not only possible, but one of the best ways to grow this veggie. Here are 9 tips to maximize your yield while minimizing your effort.

1. Find the Optimal Spot

Look for a spot with at least six hours of sun, with eight-plus hours being ideal.

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2. Select the Right Container

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.

3. Prep Your Soil

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.

4. Choose Your Plant Type

If you’re short on space try Tiny Tim cherries. If you often forget to water, Bings are your best bet.

5. Sow or Shop

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.

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