Patio Tomatoes - Wally One
Patio Tomatoes - Wally One
Patio Tomatoes are an excellent choice for vertical gardens, bearing tasty 3 to 4 oz tomatoes on strong, compact plants that will top out around 2 feet tall. The stout stems generally do not need much staking at first, but it won't hurt to have a stake to keep them uprights when the plant is loaded with fruit.
This little plant is surprisingly productive! It can have over 20 tomatoes growing at one time!
Tomatoes run on warmth; plant in late spring and early summer except in Zone 10, where they are a fall and winter crop. Varieties resistant to diseases are always a good choice because, of all veggies, tomatoes tend to get the most diseases.
Pre-Planted in a Wally One Pocket
This Garden in a Box Kit will come with a Planter (15" tall x 24" wide) in your choice of color, the best potting soil for your plants, AND the plants described above.
The Planter is made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles woven into a soft felt material, these pockets provide both proper air circulation and the correct balance of water retention and drainage that your plants need.
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The plants in this collection are in the Direct Sun light category. To learn more about what that means, click here to view the Successful Indoor Gardening page.
More about the Planter...
INDOOR - With a Reservoir - includes a military grade, built-in moisture barrier that wraps around the bottom of the Pocket, from back to front. This barrier creates a reservoir to ensure walls and floors don't get wet. The barrier also conserves water and helps to keep soil's nutrition in your Pocket. Best choice for INDOOR gardens.
OUTDOOR - Without a Reservoir -good for outdoor applications in rainy environments, it has a recessed moisture barrier that allows proper drainage when it rains.
How to HANG and WATER this Wally
Universal fasteners and wall anchors are all included. Wally pockets have grommets, spaced 22" apart, at the top of the pocket. All you need to do is screw included fasteners through the grommets and into the vertical surface you are planting on. Detailed instructions can be found here.
You can water by hand, or install an Automatic Irrigation System to do the watering for you. Click here for more information.
More about the plants...
Water: Tomato plants need even watering to prevent blossom end rot. Water thoroughly but not too often (twice per week should suffice at first) and try to water early in the day so that plants will dry off before evening. This helps to reduce disease problems.
Temperature: In general, tomatoes will stop producing fruit when temperatures drop below 50°F or rise above 90°F. Tomatoes may be scalded by the sun in too-hot temperatures, when the fruit is not shaded from the direct sun. The fruit needs warmth--not light--to ripen, so you can cover the developing tomatoes with the leaves to shield them. In hot, dry weather, plants may drop their flowers or fruit, but when conditions improve, they generally recover fully.
Light: If grown outdoors, full sun is required. However, care should be taken to prevent the fruit from being scalded by too much direct afternoon sun. If grown indoors, tomatoes require 24 watts per square foot for up to 12 hours per day.
Seasonality: Mid Season
Fruit Weight: 4-5 ounces
Fruit Bearing: Determinate
Days to Maturity: 65-68 days