so, even though i’d love to have a big beautiful vegetable garden, i don’t have the space. once you’ve had a fresh garden tomato or squash or anything you’ll never want to buy another vegetable in the store.
before i purchased the bed and breakfast (oh, and i’m celebrating my two year anniversary tomorrow … it’s hard to believe it’s been two years since i signed about a thousand papers and bought my own business. but, i’d do it again in a heartbeat.) … anyway, as i was saying, before i purchased the b&b, i live in philadelphia and tried to plant tomato plants in pots and i was highly unsuccessful. it was just bad.
what i recently learned is that you can go tomatoes in a container, but you’re not suppose to use terra cotta pots (which i did) because they dry out too quickly. i was determined to try again, because i love, LOVE cherry tomatoes. i have an excess of terra cotta pots and didn’t need/want to buy something else. so…
before filling with dirt, i lined my pots (i’m only trying two tomato plants this year) with garbage bags, poked a hole in the bottom, then filled with dirt! so now i have the look of terra cotta without it drying out. hopefully this works and i have plenty of delicious cherry tomatoes. time will tell.