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Sweet potatoes in containers can tomatoes be planted in same pot

Posted by grdnnkd Z4 Duluth, MN (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 11, 12 at 11:44

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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RE: Sweet potatoes in containers can tomatoes be planted in same

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.


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RE: Sweet potatoes in containers can tomatoes be planted in same

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.


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RE: Sweet potatoes in containers can tomatoes be planted in same

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.


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RE: Sweet potatoes in containers can tomatoes be planted in same

Sure if that pot is a 30 gallon pot


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