Growing Great Tomatoes in Pots: Tips for Patio Gardeners

For many of us, the joy of gardening never fades, even as we transition to smaller spaces. If you’re one of the many patio gardeners looking to grow delicious tomatoes in pots, you’re in luck! With a little know-how and the right varieties, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest right from your own patio.


This article is to help you know what to do, once you bring your baby tomato seedlings home from Green Thumb Kids. Follow the stops below for success in your patio garden tomato growing adventures.


Choosing the Right Varieties:

When it comes to growing tomatoes in pots, choosing the right varieties is key. At Green Thumb Kids, we offer a selection of tomato varieties perfectly suited for container gardening. Varieties like Bush Beefsteak, Patio, Bush Early Girl, Sun Sugar, Tumbler, Roma, Celebrity, and Starfire are all excellent choices for growing in pots. These compact and productive varieties thrive in containers, producing plenty of juicy tomatoes throughout the season.


Preparing Your Containers:

Before planting your tomatoes, ensure your containers have proper drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Fill them with high-quality potting mix, and consider adding a scoop of our custom compost-based organic fertilizer blend, SUCCESS BLEND. Incorporating this nutrient-rich fertilizer into the soil at planting time and periodically throughout the season will provide your tomatoes with the essential nutrients they need to thrive.


Planting and Care:

Once your containers are ready, it’s time to plant your tomatoes. Plant your seedlings deep, burying the stem up to the first set of leaves. This encourages strong root development and stability. Place your containers in a sunny spot, ensuring your tomatoes receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight each day.


Water your tomatoes regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Mulching around the base of the plants can help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Additionally, remember to fertilize your tomatoes every two weeks with a light application of SUCCESS BLEND to promote healthy growth and abundant fruit production.


Pruning and Support:

As your tomatoes grow, you may need to provide support to prevent them from sprawling. Consider using stakes, cages, or trellises to support your plants and keep them upright. Pruning off suckers and lower leaves can also help improve air circulation and reduce the risk of disease.


Harvesting and Enjoying:

With proper care and attention, your tomato plants will reward you with a plentiful harvest. As your tomatoes ripen, harvest them regularly by gently twisting them off the vine when they’re fully ripe. Enjoy your homegrown tomatoes fresh off the vine in salads, sandwiches, sauces, and more!



Growing great tomatoes in pots is a rewarding experience that allows patio gardeners to enjoy the taste of homegrown goodness right from their own doorstep. With the right varieties, proper care, and a little bit of our custom compost-based organic fertilizer blend, SUCCESS BLEND, you’ll be well on your way to a successful tomato harvest. Happy gardening!