The wind itself isn't so much of a problem... unless it's really whipping. Tomato branches can take some movement from the breeze, just as the plants
in the ground do, but a couple times I had to move the plants
when the wind was really bad, cuz I was more afraid of the pots blowing off the nails. (I'm going to try stringing a couple guy-wires to the planters this year, so they won't swing so violently.)
I'm also thinking more about attaching weights directly to the branches with clips or clothespins that won't bruise the stems, instead of hanging weights on them from loops of fishing line, cuz they'd swing back & forth & eventually cut through the branch.
It sounds like you have your fair share of 4 legged critters there, & I don't know for sure which ones like tomato vines...but it only takes ONE!
A hanging pot will work, as long as there is a big enough hole in the bottom. (I'd say no smaller than 1.5" across.) You know, since you have cherry toms started from seed
, you can always go ahead & plant
them into the hole now, so you don't have to thread the plant
through the hole later on... (but I'd find something to set the TOP of the pot on & let the plant
grow upright for now ***keeping it indoors until the time you'd normally put them out). By the time it's as big as the ones in my pics were, the roots would be well established inside there, & it'd be ready to hang up-side-down.
You mentioned planter bags in your first post here... I don't know about planting tomatoes in bags, cuz it seems like the plants
would get too big & their weight would tear the bag.
I did put some strawberries in planter bags last year, but it didn't seem like I could keep them watered well enough, cuz I lost a few. I gave up early & pulled the survivors out & moved them to my strawberry tower. I've seen petunias & other really awesome looking annuals growing
in bags though. I'd like to try that this year, but I need to find planter bags ON SALE first, cuz they're pretty spendy! (Thought of making my own out of heavy gauge plastic or weed
barrier cloth, but haven't worked the bugs out of that idea yet.) think... think... think...