Sweet potatoes in containers can tomatoes be planted in same pot

grdnnkd(Z4 Duluth, MN)June 11, 2012

I think I read somewhere that both can be planted in the same pot. Would there be competition with the two plants?

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grdnnkd(Z4 Duluth, MN)

I think I read on the web that I could plant both sweet potatoes and tomatoes in the same container and bothe would grow well. Is this my imagination or has someone done this?

I have my sweet potatoes planted in 5 gallon buckets and would love to also plant a tomato in each bucket as long as cometition will not be an issue.

Thanks in advance.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 11:52AM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

Big mistake in my opinion. Bush type (determinate) tomatoes require a minimum pot size of five gallons per plant. Most indeterminate (vine type) tomatoes require a minimum 10-gallons of mix all to themselves. I grow my tomatoes in 20 and 25 gallon pots and their roots fill the pots. Sweet potatoes need almost as much space as a bush type tomato.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 8:45PM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Agree with above. Also....sweet potatoes in Duluth?? Containers might not be consistently warm enough. Would definitely use black landscape fabric over a mound of dirt to even think about trying it.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 9:21AM
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Nunyabiz1(7)

Sure if that pot is a 30 gallon pot

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 9:43AM
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