Tomatoes in pots

Asked April 18, 2020, 12:01 PM EDT

I have two new raised beds, but in order to make best use of space I’ve decided to plant my three tomatoes in pots - 1 slicing, 1 cherry, 1 grape. How tall of pots? Is this feasible? Can plant them now?

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. It is too early to put out tomatoes, either transplanted or from seed, until the soil temperature is between 60 and70 degrees. A container must be at least a foot deep, and well draining. It is recommended that you buy dwarf varieties, which are less. In need of staking (so as not to fall over.). Here is a comprehensive OSU tomato guide: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1333/html Although it was written foe Central Oregon, it has good info for us here in W. Oregon, too, especially varieties and containers. Good luck!