how to plant a tomato in a pot?

@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
May 4, 2008 10:26pm CST
my first born wants to try to plant a tomato. why tomato? because he loves to eat tomato. i dont know how to plant. when i was a kid i love plants because my mom loves plants and knows how to care for them. i tried twice or thrice maybe but they all died. now my son wants to give it a try and i want to help him. can you please help us? give us some pointers on how to grow tomato in a pot. what are other veggies that can be palnted in a pot? thanks in advance.
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@Jadesh (41)
• Canada
5 May 08
Tomatoes can be grown in pots ... i did this way back when i was in the city with much success. just get a good sized pot , add some potting soil and your tomatoe plant, i usually buy the little plants , ( 4 for 99cts or cheaper) .. u can use seeds if you 'd like just make sure to water and place in an area of sun/shade , when it gets bigger , place a tomatoe trellis or cage for support and prune unwanted branches/stems. i cant think of any other veggies, i know herbs and peppers are excellent in pots.. good luck gardening !!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 May 08
thanks jadesh. yes i know that tomato can grow on pots but i dont know how to plant them and thank you for giving me and my son soe pointers on how to make it grow. i am not much on herbs but i will try some peppers.
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@se7enthbird (8326)
• Philippines
5 May 08
hello mare. why do you have to plant it is much easier to buy it in the market. har har har. joke. well thats good, and good for your son also. i dont know how to plant but i am so happy that your child wanted to learn how to. i will take down all the notes that you will learn from here and when my child is old enough. good discussion you have here.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 May 08
loko ka rin noh. that was funny and true. it is much easier to buy it from the market but what can i say my son wants to try and grow it on a pot. there is nothing bad on doing it and it sounds like a lot of fun. yes you should be paying attention to this discussion and so you can teach your son when he is old enough
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@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
5 May 08
hi there! my pastor's kid also planted tomatoes. he is 8 years old. they just bought those polybags (because they didn't have space for a garden), bought rich soil and then just buried some seeds in the bags. then they would water the bags everyday. the problem was, they put too many seeds and so when they sprouted, there was so much. but this is okay, as long as you have garden. because after they have sprouted. you can transfer each of the seedlings to the ground. but if not, you can use this technique, only that just put 2-3 seeds per bag. you can also do this in a pot. :-) good day!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 May 08
thank you very much for the advice. we are starting to buy some pots where we can grow tomatoes. this past week we are kind of busy so we cant start to plant yet. next week will be a good timing. i hope we can really grow tomatoes. i am so excited. if we suceed we will try another vegetable and try to grow it on a pot.
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