Re: Tomato Rings
- From: "Elaine" <elaine_h@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 08:56:29 -0400
This year I started out making my own cages....left over 4 foot green wire
garden fencing....then the wind and rain blow them over.
Then I had to re-enforce everything with wire/rope and posts for extra
support. Also my budget fencing was not tall enough. Better Boys out grew it
by at least 2 feet.
Next year I will make a proper support system from 4 strong stakes and some
clotheslines thank you.
Elaine in Ga
"JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"FragileWarrior" <volfie@f'loonsmust.die> wrote in message
"Elaine" <elaine_h@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:SHGDg.9702$ID1.598
I would just put some tall stakes in ground at each end of the tomatoes
and run twine (or cheap clothesline) back and forth for support.
Elaine in Ga
Me, too. Or just pound in four long stakes around each plant (closer at
the base and leaning outward at the top) and run string or wire around it
from bottom to top, tightening up the stakes as desired.
THAT'S gardening on a budget. ($50 rolls of fencing... Sheesh. ;)
....and if half your tomatoes rot on the ground, where "the economy"? With
cages, they're all up in the air, nice & clean, and because they're shaded
by the leaves, there's less cracking (which is also caused by irregular
watering - a different subject).
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