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Q.I Planted Tomatoes In A Plastic Tote And Algae Has Formed. Can I Save The Plant By Putting It In The Ground ?

Zone 55033 | jbonness.7 added on June 24, 2022 | Answered

The container does not have drainage so should I drill holes on the sides?

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Answered on June 24, 2022

Both options are viable! Algae on its own is not a problem, but it does signal that the soil does not drain. Catching it, now, will save your plants.

Personally, I would opt for drilling drainage starting 1/3 of the way down the container, and continuing down and around to the bottom. Then I would make sure that it is dry down to about 1/3 of the way down into the soil before watering again if possible.

Otherwise, transplanting is a viable option, too!

This guide will give you all of the information that you could need about growing tomatoes:


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