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Posted on 27 May 2010 by tomatocasual.com

The Tomato Chronicles: Supporting Your Friends

supportBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Tomatoes and people are very much alike.

During sometime of their life they need a little support.

People sometimes need financial support, sometimes moral support and sometimes physical support that only the touch of human can bring.

Tomatoes are much the same. We gardeners plant them in the best soil, feed them the best food and mulch them to keep them comfortable but after all that they still need support.

In the past years I have used many different types of supports from tomato cages, tomato stakes and a trellis last year. Each type of support had pros and cons and never really served my need.

My plants out grew my support much like human children but this year I am going to try something different. I am going to try an old chain link fence. I got this idea from a garden catalog that showcased a red plastic fence that could be used year after year.

To be honest it looked like the caution fencing used at construction sites and since I am an avid recycler I decided to try my chain link fencing as my tomato support this year. If you have interest in using this idea it is simple but if not there are some other ideas for supports below.

Chain Link Fence Support

Steps

1. Place post in ground where you Read the rest of this entry »

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