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Old 05-30-2009, 12:03 PM
Location: Warwick, RI
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Hi all! A few weeks ago, my wife filled a hanging flower pot with some potting soil and planted cherry tomato seeds in it and forgot about it. I got sick of looking at it, so this morning I thinned out the plants and watered it really good and hung it in the sun. Now, I've got a 12" wide hanging pot with about a dozen 3" tall plants. I was going to wait until the got a bit bigger, then transplant some to 2 or 3 other pots and hope for the best. Any advice for a novice gardener on what to do with these, or is it too late for them already? I REALLY want to have some fresh grown cherry tomatos in my salad later this years! Thanks in advance!!
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:52 PM
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Cherry tomato plants are the least capricious, will grow even if you don't pay attention. You can replant them into your garden, I'm sure they will keep growing.

One fall, I threw the last rotting cherry tomatoes into a compost pile. The next spring, there were several tomato plants growing on my compost, from those tiny seeds that were laying outside in the frost throughout the winter. Absolutely unpretentious plant.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:07 PM
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I don't know in which growing zone you reside but cherry tomatoes are basically very hardy. Now that you've thinned them out and watered them, give them a week or so to adjust and then cull them again. A 12" pot is good for one, so then transplant the rest in individual containers. Good soil and compost keeps them very happy.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:49 PM
Location: oregon
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Leave some in the pot and they most likely will trail like regular trailing flowers, I have some in window boxes that do well...Just give them room and water and watch them grow..If they are in the ground or pots besure to put cages in there when you plant..
Good luck
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