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TC_Manhattan June 10, 2017 07:38 PM

Dwarf Tomatoes In EarthBox
How many dwarf tomato plants can be grown (realistically) in an EarthBox?

Their site merely tells you to place 2 (undefined) tomato plants in each, this would include all those giant-sized indeterminates.

So...would 3 dwarf plants (excepting NBD which is a large plant) work okay?

Anyone with experience trying this?

All thoughts and advice welcomed. Thanks in advance!

MikeInCypress June 10, 2017 08:45 PM

You don't prune the dwarves so I would keep it at 2 per Earthbox. That is what I do.


FarmerShawn June 10, 2017 08:48 PM

I've grown three dwarfs per Earthbox for a couple of years now with good success. My main problem is I use those store-bought round tapered tomato cages for them, and it tends to be too confining, making the foliage too dense and the tomatoes hard to find and pick. Trying a different method this year, sort of a modified Florida weave, where I'll clip wayward branches to some horizontal-run baling twine. I'll see how that goes...

Dark Rumor June 11, 2017 12:51 AM

I grew three plants (dwarfs) with one single plant and a double plant in each box. So I think three is ok. I did not have a trellis support for any of the four boxes, thinking about pvc pipe trellis next year.

Shrinkrap June 15, 2017 08:01 AM

For some reason my Dwarf plants get huge, and I can't imagine three in a box.

Greatgardens June 30, 2017 02:33 PM

I've always grown 2 dwarfs or 1 dwarf plus one smaller IND. in my EB's. When laden with fruit, this will completely drain the reservoir in 24 hours. Aside from that, you would have a jungle of foliage unless you *really* pruned the plants.

Shrinkrap June 30, 2017 03:01 PM

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Here are some of mine, two in a box, today. I stack pea cages to "stake" them. The tallest is not a Dwarf, so this may not go well, but it is a "marriage" of New Big Dwarf and Brandywine ("Big Bandy")and I just HAD to try it.

Greatgardens June 30, 2017 03:38 PM


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