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Hanging Tomato Plants

Hanging Tomato Plants
Posted by Shannon from Texas on 2001-03-31 21:36:25

I heard about a way to grow tomato plants on an apartment balcony in a hanging pot. The way it was explained to me is that the plant grows out from the bottom of the pot. Has anyone heard of this or tried it? I would like specifics on how to do it. Thank you very much.
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    Posted by zobby from NYC on 2001-04-01 21:08:13

    Hi Shannon,

    I've heard and read about it several times on several gardening web sites... unfortunately, all I can find now is:

    http://www.nationalgardening.com/qanda/scripts/qanda.taf?id=71456

    Here is what I remember:
    I assume you are startind with a transplant. Since this is a hanging basket, you probably want to go with a cherry variety, since I can't imagine it would be very big.

    I would guess a 1-2 gallon container for a little cherry tomato should be good (see http://www.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk/grownet/vegetable-garden/vegcontn.htm).

    Then you just cut a small hole in the bottom, stick the plant through it and then fill with potting mix (try something light with lots of peat moss, which is good for water retention in containers anyhow).

    Then fertilize & water as usual, and make sure it gets plenty of light.

    If you try it, please let us know how it goes!

    Thanks,
    Zobby
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