Steven L. Abrams
Mary Lou Berger
"An equal opportunity
It’s Tomato Time in South Florida
Container gardening is a great choice for people who live in condos and apartments with limited gardening space, and now is the best time of the year to plant tomatoes.
Choose a 5-gallon size container with plenty of drainage holes. Tomatoes have large root systems, which must be accommodated by the large pot. Fill the container with professional potting soil and plant a University of Florida recommended tomato variety that will produce well. Fertilize every two weeks with a water-soluble plant food that contains secondary elements, such as calcium. It will take approximately 90 days from seed to harvest.
Here are some suggested container tomatoes:
For complete information on growing tomatoes, access the University of Florida publication "Tomatoes in the Florida Garden" at: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh028
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