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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:19 pm 
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I have always had a back yard garden, but we have moved to a smaller lot. I am trying to grow some tomatoes in a five gallon bucket. How many and how large should I make the drain holes?


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:57 pm 
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Start with a few and drill more as needed. It'll vary according to your soil mix.

Tomatoes don't like "wet feet" so you don't want to overwater - either don't water so much if your drainage is slow, or add more drainage holes. Use a probe of some sort (golf club with no head is what I use) to test how dry the soil is.

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