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Tomatoes for Small Spaces

by Susan Littlefield


More and more gardeners are producing crops of tasty, nutritious fresh vegetables in containers. Whether on a balcony in an urban setting, taking advantage of a sunny driveway in a shady suburban yard, or on a deck only steps from the kitchen simply for convenience, container planting expands food gardening horizons for many.

That's why it's great to see that one of the All-America Selections 2011 Vegetable Winners is a new cherry tomato hybrid that is perfect for growing in a container or hanging basket. 'Terrenzo,' bred by Pro-Veg Seeds Ltd., produces a prolific crop of 1 1/4-inch red fruits on a compact plant reaching only 16-20 inches tall. A determinate variety, 'Terrenzo' has a tidy, low-growing, trailing habit that makes it a natural for containers as well as small-space gardens, since plants can be spaced as close as 20 inches apart. Its sweet fruits are resistant to cracking, are produced in abundance throughout summer's heat and mature 56 days from transplanting.

For more information on 'Terrenzo' cherry tomatoes, go to: AAS.

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