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|Joseph, I use IKEA plastic waste paper baskets for growing my determinate and dwarf tomatoes. I drill 1/2" holes in the bottom and put chunks of brick before adding Pro-Mix to keep the plants from toppling over in strong winds. I add 1 scoop of pelleted time-release fertilizer like Osmocote to the Pro-Mix and mix it in well. I add another 1/2 scoop in the bottom of the growing hole before adding the plant. I use a cheap wire cage around each one and a 4 ft rubberized metal stake. I secure the main stem to the stake with a zip tie. All of the plants then go into a child's (large) or dog's (small) wading pool to use as a large saucer for watering from the bottom.
Here's a close-up of one of Duane's Peach Habanero plants. He grows all of his peppers this way. When he's grown them in-ground, he's had bad problems with cabbage butterfly larvae burying into the fruit. You can see the IKEA waste paper basket better in this photo.
Grazie a tutti,