Fabric Pots for Container Tomato Plants?

October 4, 2018

When you're growing tomatoes in containers, it's important to remember that their root systems typically grow wider than deeper. Tomatoes growing indoors will need a good sized container and typically need to be staked. I've been asked about growing tomatoes in fabric containers, which I love for many reasons. Fabric containers do allow plant roots to breath and can help prevent over-watering and root girdling. They are also washable and reusable.

One of my indoor tomato plants growing in a large fabric pot
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

BUT, sometimes fabric growing pots can lose too much moisture too quickly for tomato plants, especially in a warm environment. So I don't recommend growing tomatoes outside in fabric pots if you live in a hot climate. If you're growing tomatoes indoors in fabric pots, under HID grow lights, know that you'll probably have to water them more frequently.

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