Tomatoes can be grown in large pots or they can be grown in large bags of gardening soil or compost. Tomato plants in containers usually grow much better than plants grown in the ground.
Growing tomatoes in pots helps regulate the amount of water they receive, which is very important to the success of tomato plants. The pot should be at least 1 square foot and filled with a good quality potting soil. The tomato plant also needs a stake or trellis to keep it from falling over.
Tomatoes also can be grown in bags of garden soil or compost. The bag should be placed flat on the ground in a sunny location. A hole can be cut into a large bag of good quality gardening soil, and the tomato plant can be planted right in the bag.