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Posted on 20 January 2013 by tomatocasual.com

3 Common Ways of Trellising Up Tomatoes

Photo Credit: Rustic Trellises by bluekkdesign used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

A long time ago, I learned a very valuable lesson when it comes to raising tomatoes and that is to trellis them up.

I have been guilty of planting my tomatoes and with good intentions planned on going back the next day and trellising them up.

As you can imagine sometimes life gets in the way but it is very important to trellis up your indeterminate tomato plants.

While this chore may bore you, the choices of trellising material can make that dreaded task more interesting.

1. Tomato Cage - An old-fashioned tomato cage is always a great choice when it comes to trellises. It is easy to use, reusable, and stores away quickly. The tomato plants are trained to grow inside this type of trellis. The wires going around the cage is what actually supports the tomato plant but ties can be added for additional support.

2. Wooden Stakes – Wooden stakes are another Read the rest of this entry »

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