My tomatoes are planted in a mixture of organic potting mix, cactus mix (recommended by the gentleman at Green Thumb in Canoga Park, he says it combines the correct amounts of sand and is water-hardy) and horse poo. Why I chose today with its 100 degree temperatures to stand in my driveway mixing my tomato soil with a large spade, an even larger iced coffee in my grubby hand, I do not know. They are planted in six hideous orange buckets and one slightly less hideous white bucket in which I've constructed a bamboo trapeze. Here is a list of what's in each bucket, so that we can track their progress:
I think I may have to transplant them soon, so that there is only one per bucket, or I shall put them into the soil, once my raised bed has been constructed.