• If you want to grow tomatoes in pots, choose varieties bred for this purpose. Stick to cherry tomatoes, tumbling tomatoes and determinate or bush tomatoes. Most are quick to crop within 120 days from seed.
• Take your pick from ‘Tumbling Tom Red‘ (Egmont Seeds, pictured) or its cousin ‘Tumbling Tom Yellow‘; ‘Tiny Tim‘ (Yates); ‘Balcony‘ (Egmont Seeds), ‘Container Choice Red F1‘ (Kings Seeds) or ‘Patio F1‘ (Egmont Seeds). • Aim for non-permeable pots at least as big as a 10-litre plastic bucket (for a single plant) or cut holes in a 40-litre bag of potting mix and slip seedlings straight into it. • The main challenge is always watering. Tomatoes in hanging baskets need a good soak twice a day; an automatic irrigation dripper is best. Never water the foliage. Use a potting mix that includes a wetting agent.