Experts and BHG readers answer.
what is the best way to grow tomatoes
I prefer to grow my tomatoes in a sunny spot in a large tomato cage. This way, you have no maintenance except to mulch the plant. The cage will contain the plant and allow it to grow vertically. For a container, choose a smaller variety such as 'Patio' which stays compact. Growing a standard tomato such as Big Boy in a container is more difficult because the plants get really large."