Tomatoes are the king of the garden come summer. In just a few weeks they can tower over their counterparts, creating a jungle right in the middle of the city! When you are out there in the summer garden, you feel quite small, almost like you’ve been transported to a whole ‘nother world.
Trellis systems, either with wood, string, or wire, are necessary to keep these giants from toppling over.
For my tomatoes, I am using wire/metal cages but had to add another layer after they topped 10 feet! Lucky I had these wooden a-frame ones on hand that we built a few years back. Now if the tomatoes grow beyond that, um, guess I am going to have to top them!
What trellising methods do you favor?
Now, if these giants would produce a bumper harvest, then I will be one happy guy – not to mention my sister, too! She’s been anxiously waiting the onslaught of summer crops so she can start putting up.
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Anais, here. Aren’t those tomatoes just gorgeous? Yeah, yeah, Justin is right. I am a bit impatient! Though we are harvesting and eating fresh tomatoes, I can’t wait until I can get enough to start canning. Anyhow, sorry about the lack of postings but it appears our website(s) were (again) under a denial of service attack. It’s hard to post any updates when these attacks happen! One day I will get through the backlog of urban homesteading blog posts.