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thoughts on tomato gardening... [Mar. 24th, 2012|07:48 pm]
Verminius Rex
One thing I may try this year is a variety of tomato cages/support systems. Most cages fall over when the plant get topheavy, so this year I'm thinking of trying three methods that I've seen. One is making a tomato cage out of a large metal grid, like the stuff used in cement construction. Another is made much like a ladder A frame, although this may be more building than I want to do. The third may be the easiest, driving a big support post into the ground next to the tomato plant and just tying the main stem to the post with bits of cloth. I may try all three, and see what works best.

I did the first lawn mowing of the season, although just the back yard since the front is marked for apple tree planting. I'm getting the back yard more organized for planting by removing the sandbox that has become more of a mosquito breeding ground (kids never keep on the cover), getting rid of the bike trailer so we can fit more stuff into the shed, and prepping the raised beds for the blackberry bushes. Tomorrow or Monday I'll put cardboard down and fill it up with the substrate for planting.

Looking through my archives I found some pics of my first gardening experience, two 4'x4' beds and some containers. I have about 8 times the space now dedicated to gardening, and I even use most of it.
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