How to grow tomatoes in a pot
If you don’t have room in your garden to grow tomatoes, grow them in pots! Choose smaller varieties, such as Yates Tiny Tim, which is compact enough to grow in a pot.
- Choose a pot at least 400mm wide and deep and position in full sun. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
- Sow seeds, lightly cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well. If growing from seedlings, they can be planted a little deeper, so that the bottom few centimetres of the tomato stems are covered with soil. Water in well.
- Tall growing tomatoes will require stakes for support, so it’s best to put these in now to avoid damaging plant roots later.
- Potted plants dry out quicker than in-ground plants, so it’s important to water potted plants regularly.
- As seedlings grow, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Tomato Liquid Plant Food to encourage growth.
- As larger staked tomatoes grow, gently tie the main stems to the stakes with a plant tie or old piece of hosiery.
- Harvest tomatoes when the fruit is plump and red (or yellow, depending on the variety).