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Growing Container Tomatoes in Your House Without Garden

BY: S Edwin | Category: Entertainment | Submitted: 2010-06-22 21:06:35
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Article Summary: "If you do not have a garden, still you can grow tomatoes. Learn about container tomatoes in this article..."


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Container tomatoes are usually grown in houses where there is no garden available because this is the only option that is present for the family. If you have a garden, then you do not have the need to grow the tomatoes in containers, as you can plant them in your garden. There are many people who have a garden but still have their tomatoes on containers because it gives them additional space to have many other plants in the garden.

There are also certain other advantages of growing tomato plants in containers. These advantages include the lack of disease in plans that are grown in containers. The reason is that when you have tomato plants in containers which are not filled with the regular soil, there are less chances of disease causing organisms from attacking the plant from the soil. Other than this, the tomato plants that are grown in containers can be easily taken into the house or transferred to a place where the plant needs more shade.

The fact that tomatoes can be grown in containers gives you a lot of options and makes these plants more versatile. There are a few facts that you have to remember if you are planning to grow your tomatoes in containers. There are certain things that you have to remember when you grow tomatoes inn plants and they are as follows:

1. Preparing the container:

If the container has contained some toxic material, then it is best not used to plant tomatoes as they are very vulnerable. You can use any other containers that include garbage cans and some other kinds of containers. These will be of the ideal size and will also have the plant grow without any problems.

2. Painting the container:

There are many times when you can paint the container because if you are living in a place where the sun's rays are very harsh, then the container can absorb the heat and the plant may die. To prevent this, the container would best be painted in a light color so that it reflects the heat and does not absorb the heat.

3. Drilling a hole:

The container also needs a hole in the bottom so that the water that is poured for the plant does not become stagnant inside the container. This will lead to the plant dying. To prevent this, you can make a hole in the bottom and the water will drain out. The hole can have a small mesh like material placed so that only the water seeps out and the soil stays on inside.

4. Other things to remember:

The other things to remember when you have tomato plants inside a container are that you have to make sure that if the sun is causing damage to the plant, then you should carry it to the shade. While watering the plant, you should stop watering as soon as you see water seeping out of the hole that was made at the bottom of the container. Similarly, you should also remember to cover the plant as soon as you feel there is some frost in the atmosphere. This will help the plant to grow in a healthy atmosphere and also give good returns in terms of the crop while harvesting.

The numbers of people who are growing tomatoes in containers are increasing each day because of the advantages that it offers.

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