Can a Tomato Grow in Sand?

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants can be grown in sandy soil. However, the plants may have problems, as water drains through sand quickly, making it more difficult for the tomatoes to receive the proper amount of water. Uneven water may cause problems like wilting and blossom end rot.

Keywords: growing tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicon, sandy soil

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Marie Notnats enjoys learning about new topics and teaching people new skills. She has been writing professionally since 2008. She is a professional horticulturist with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Brigham Young University. She writes for,, eHow, and assorted gardening blogs.