Bear in mind we maybe have 1 or 2 days a year on average that gets below freezing.
I threw a bunch of tomato plants into wide, shallow (only 14'') pots and let them on the porch. Low yield, some die off. Some died bad, some coming back. Will see if determinate or non determinate.
I want to use those pots for mini carrots instead - the one plant that is bushy and not scraggly or dying looking (lots of bushy leaves) is the healthiest, the rest are pretty tall, skinny, with no leaves.
I've already pruned off dead branches.
Any point in lopping the skinny ones (all cherry variety) down to about a foot high and planting them in 5 gal buckets? Will they come back?
The big healthy one - about 2 1/2 to 3 foot tall. Prune it or just replant it? Am I simply going to lose all these plants and my original $4 investment ... or should I try it and re buy if they do die?