Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Flowerpot Tomatoes

Here in Devon growing a good crop of full sized tomatoes seems to require a greenhouse.  In my tiny garden a greenhouse is NOT an option. Fortunately I have found a way to grow a crop of tomatoes in a flowerpot.


These are TINY tomatoes, just the size you can pop into your mouth and eat like a grape.  I'll never grow a Beefsteak but these are sweet, juicy, and home grown....in a flowerpot.


I think they are rather pretty, too.  Best of all, these little Tumbler Tomatoes may be bullet-proof.  Snails and slugs don't seem to like them and they don't appear to be prone to the usual tomato diseases. All you need to do is remember to give them a daily drink and a little plant food every once in a while. 


Most people grow Tumblers in hanging baskets but using a large plastic pot has helped to retain the moisture in the compost.  I find it easier to water a ground level pot rather than lifting a heavy watering can over my head.  It's the curse of a short gardener.


And just look at all the tomatoes yet to ripen!  I'll be picking fresh Tumblers well into the Autumn.  

7 comments:

  1. Genius!!! I find growing in pots to be fantastic as well!! Your tomatoes look delicious friend!!! Happy harvest! Nicole xoxo

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  2. i grow my tomatoes in pots,too. It works well. Your tomatoes look delicious.
    Have a nice harvest,
    regina

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  3. Lovely I might try some next year.

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  4. That looks great and you have already such a good harvest. Growing tomatoes outside is often very disappointing here and mostly they were still green in autumn.

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  5. I've grown Tumbler tomatoes too. They are delicious aren't they :)

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  6. Next year, I must try growing some of the tumblers in pots. Our season is so short here in New England that I could move these in and out of my barn when there is a threat of frost.

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  7. At one tim ein my life I wouldn't have touched a tomato for all the money in the world. Now, I can't get enough of them! I love to use this size tomato to make a greek salad. I slice them in half, add some chopped red onion, diced cucumber, sliced black olives and crumbled feta cheese. I drizzle olive oil over all of that and give it a couple shakes of black pepper. Makes for a yummy and healthy lunch. :)

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