Best pottin soil for tomatoes planted in containers

Asked April 15, 2015, 4:40 PM EDT

Hello! I'm going to plant tomatoes in large containers this year. Could you recommend a particular brand/type of potting soil to use.......Thanks!

Judy Chapman

Multnomah County Oregon container gardening horticulture soil and fertility issues

1 Response

Tomato plants in containers need potting soil that will support the plant and hold water and nutrients well. Choosing a large container with adequate drainage is also important. Although I am unable to recommend a specific soil brand, here is an article about choosing and amending a commercial potting mix. "Container vegetable gardens good for small spaces": http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/1035. Watering and fertilizing issues are a common problem with tomatoes in pots.