By Michelle Fabio
If you’re thinking about gardening this year but don’t think you have enough open green space or even time, you’re not alone–and nurseries are working hard to help you out by developing more and more plants and vegetables suitable for container gardening.
Container gardens are the latest trend according to Bruce Butterfield, research director for the National Gardening Association in South Burlington, Vermont as “’[p]eople are using their patios and balconies rather than get their hands dirty in the ground.”
Moreover, as lifetime gardeners age, many look to containers to continue their passion while keeping it, well, contained to a smaller space that requires less care.
And if you’re looking specifically for our beloved tomatoes, industry experts say that one of the most likely winners this year will be the “Balconi red tomato from Thompson & Morgan, which is a sweet cherry tomato that grows well in a basket and is pretty as well.
Container gardening can produce great fruits and vegetables–including tomatoes–so there’s really no reason not to give it a try this year. You can even buy containers already started and just put them on your porch, patio, or balcony.
Happy container gardening!