Growing Big Tomatoes in Containers Mountain Pride Tomato
The mountain pride hybrid tomato is a big and delicious meaty tomato variety that is very diseaseresistant let’s see how to grow this tomato variety in containers so in our earlier episodes we saw how to grow different kinds of tomatoes like grape tomatoes roma tomatoes this time we’re gonna grow a tomato that’s a beefsteak kind of tomato these are huge tomatoes that can be grown in containers if you follow the right techniques for the container we’re using a whisky barrel which will provide enough room for this tomato plant to grow and remember that this.
Mountain pride hybrid is a determinate tomato variety which means that it will grow produce a lot of tomatoes and then it will stop growing it won’t grow indefinitely like the indeterminate tomato varieties so that makes it a good candidate for growing in containers and that’s exactly what you see here we have secured this tomato plant with this tomato cage and if you want to take a look at all the tomato cages available you can see this tutorial on your screen which will give you the details and in just a few days in the warm month of June you can see that the tomato plant has grown pretty well and has almost.
Occupied the entire whiskey barrel container Now this whiskey barrel container does contain a lot of soil it’s about two or three times the capacity of a fivegallon pot and that gives a tomato plant enough room to grow and as you can see herr this plant has now started flowering and it’s about mid June right now and you can see a lot of flowers being produced by this plant and there you can see that I have pruned this plant at some of the nodes the suckers have been removed and I do this mostly for determinate tomato varieties and that too if I’m growing them in containers if I’m growing the.
Tomato plants on the ground or on raised beds I do not prune the plant a lot but I do remove the diseased and the dead leaves so in about mid July you can see that the plant is loaded with fruits of these lovely looking tomatoes and if you think these tomatoes are big well just wait and see how big they can get now I’d like to mention that when growing tomatoes one of the keys to growing great tomatoes is to make sure that you prune all dead leaves, disease stems make sure that the bottom part of the tomato plant is clean this allows a lot of air to get in and it prevents fungal diseases for your tomato plants and overall is a very.
Important step in growing tomatoes something that a lot of us all overlook And as you can see here in August the tomatoes have started ripening they’ve started becoming red so I’m going to harvest this tomato from the plant and my first harvest is usually the one that I ripen on the shelf and what this does is that it lets me eat some tomatoes while the other tomatoes are ripening on the vine and once again the ones the ones ripening on the vine taste a lot better however if you.
Want some tomatoes go ahead and harvest a few you can put them on the shelves easily and use them And in the hot summer months you need to water your tomato plants very well tomatoes might need watering once a day sometimes even twice a day in the hot summer months so make sure that your tomato plants hydrated or what will happen is that your fruits will start cracking from the bottom which is not a good thing for goodlooking tomatoes you need to make sure that you water your.
Tomato plants very well especially during the growing season which is the hot summer months and I wont be discussing much about the kind of fertilizer you need to use for this tomatoes because I have discussed that on a lot of my other tutorials you can see some of those tutorials on your screen now So let’s talk a little about this tomato variety this Mountain pride hybrid tomato variety was developed at the North Carolina State University.