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Are heirloom tomatoes hard to grow? Can you get starter plants for them? Also, can they grow in pots?
Hardiness Zone: 7a
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a) no harder than other tomatoes, generally
b) yes, by mail order; maybe, at local greenhouses (tomatoes are easy from seed, too)
c) if the pot is large enough;the larger, the more fruit. Try 5 gallon buckets. Be sure to drill drainage holes.
I grew heirloom tomatoes one year, I am sorry I don't recall the names. I did find they produced later in the season, and not many fruits either. Maybe it was the type I chose? It was interesting, but I would not do it again!