Growing Early Girl Tomatoes in Containers: What YOU Need to Know before Planting

Early Girl tomatoes are an extremely popular variety, know for their indeterminate growth, extremely early yields, and perfectly sized 8 oz red fruits that don’t have a tendency to crack.

Since they are indeterminate plants, they can be a bit tricky to grow in a container or a pot. Growing indeterminate tomatoes in pots requires some extra care and attention to soil type, moisture levels (especially during heat), and fertilizing. Don’t be intimidated, though; we know how to guide you through this process!

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Growing Early Girl Indeterminate Tomatoes in Containers

Indeterminate tomatoes are vining plants, with many of their vines reaching between 8 and 12 feet in length. Early Girl is believed to grow just 9 feet in length, but your results could vary. In addition, tomato plants can root along the vine, primarily where suckers are; this means that point along the vine becomes a “new” plant. Tomato suckers are an easy way to turn one plant into 100 plants. Thus, you can quickly see how that 12′ in length could become 24′ if the plant is allowed to roam and grow freely.