http://todolisthome.com Tomatoes are America’s favorite vegetable or fruit to grow at home. The first time I grew tomatoes I didn’t know what I was doing. I had successfully sprouted my first plants from seed but they soon turned spindly with just a long stem and a little leaf but they soon died. I was gardening in a very reactive manner without knowledge or experience. I used to think all that was required was a seed, dirt and some water. Why trellis tomato plants? What do I do now as they get taller? Tomatoes will take up a huge amount of room if left on their own. They will sprawl on the ground and be eaten but slugs and other pests which will ruin everything and become unsightly. The method I use I got from Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening. My difference from Mel’s book is that I use ¾ inch PVC pipe instead electrical conduit. Using a trellis system like this is Easy on the back, and adds to mass production of tomatoes. Trellising is not just for tomato plants but it’s also great for cucumbers, beans, peas, pumpkin, melon, edamame, peppers, vining squash and zucchini, and eggplant (although personally I prefer wire cages for eggplant. That’s what we’re all about here at ToDoListHome.com mass production with ease and low cost at the home. Believe it or not the trellis is also strong enough to survive hurricanes level storms winter snow storms. What to do with remaining green tomatoes after frost? I put them in a box with newspaper and a banana. The ethylene gas from the banana will ripen the green tomatoes in a few days. 2 years ago we had fresh tomatoes until early December. So be sure to use this lazy method of growing the tallest and […]
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