Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets. Photo by Ariel Weinman
Cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets. Photo by Ariel Weinman

One of the only varieties of tomatoes that I like are cherry tomatoes.  I have limited space in my garden so I decided to try to grow my cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets this year. It is really the same concept as the tomato planters that hang the plants up-side down. So far my cherry tomato plants are producing little green tomatoes. Growing them in a container is not much different then in a traditional garden. If you have never worked with cherry tomatoes or tomatoes in general you need to know a few things.

  1. They love water
  2. Traditional tomatoes get HUGE.
  3. Tomato plants are growing machines. Pinch off the nodes that grow between the stem and the arm of the plant. This helps keep the plant growing but not wasting energy on useless nodes. This allows for bigger and more fruit as well.
  4. Watch for blossom rot. It can be caused by different things. Watch your plants and make sure that you don’t need to change-up your routine.
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