Tomato is one of a plant that is rather difficult to grow. To plant it, we will need a great tactics to fight against the high humidity, over-heating, and billions of insects. Container is the most efficent way to grow a plant, especially tomato. Our tomato container gardening, can be considered as the possible way to filter your plant from any harmful aspects.
A Perfect Container
If you have a non-usable barrel of whiskey, it can be a good start to make your own tomato container gardening. By simply cutting the barrel into half, and it can be the most simplest container for the most of your plant. If you are not interested to make your own container, you can look for a clay container in the market or home depot nearby your home. Caging your tomato will be a good idea. Reinforcing also needed that can act as a frame to attach your net to repel bugs.
Remember to make a drainage in your tomato container gardening. The better the drainage, is the key to make your tomato can grow well. To prevent the soil washed away from the drainage, you should put mesh in the bottom of your container. Drainage also prevent your tomato to get rot and cracked because of the sogged soil.
Fight the bugs
After your container are filled with soil, insert your pillar and stick the black nylon netting as the main defense against bugs. Make sure all of the cage is enclosed with the net, and place heavy rubber bands to keep the topside closed. This netting may prevents our tomato from the tomato worms and stink bugs, but it still cannot avoids the flies and aphids. Caterpillars also can be prevent to eat our fruit. Need to mention that there will be always moth that will success laying their egg. Prepare to fight them using insectisidal soaps.
Be mindful that pinworms are the most dangerous pests for your plant. It can tunnel into your tomato fruit nearly the stem before you even aware. Pinworms may not be prevented simply by your reinforced tomato container gardening stuff. This pinworms usually will spawn on a warm climate. Look for the translucent area, and crush the caterpillar in its hiding place. Mix hot compost with your infested tomatoes and you might be want to use BT to fight them all in the most easiest way.