Tomatoes in pots
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
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!