How to Grow Tomatoes in Pots. Choosing fertilizers. Carrot seed planting tips.


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May 15 2020 29 mins   1

Yes, you can grow tomatoes in containers! Maybe all you have is a small, sunny patio or maybe you have lousy soil, or maybe you just want to be able to move the plants around. With some help, of course. We have tips on great containers for great tomatoes from nursery owner Don Shor who loves tomatoes. 

There are a lot of fertilizers out there. Which ones are best for growing vegetables? Our soils expert, organic advocate Steve Zien, has tips for choosing, and effectively using, fertilizers on your plants. 

Our in-house college horticulture professor, Debbie Flower, solves the mystery of the browning citrus leaves.

And, we have a nifty trick for easily planting teeny tiny carrot seeds.

Growing tomatoes in containers, fertilization tips, citrus leaf questions. Welcome to Episode 11 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast. And we’ll do it all in under 30 minutes.

Links:
Growing Tomatoes in Containers: Tips
Short-growing tomato plants worth considering
Tomato Troubleshooter
Growing your First Vegetable Garden? Some tips.
Fertilizers FAQ from University of California

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