How Deep to Plant Tomatoes in Pots

Fill the pot with loose potting soil. Dig a hole to accommodate the entire root ball of the tomato plant without bending the roots. Cover the roots entirely with soil for a finished planting depth of 1 inch of potting soil above the root surface.

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