The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture Message Board › tomato trellising

tomato trellising

Penelope
user 5846522
Portland, ME
Post #: 111
this is to solicit any ingenious ideas that you have for trellising indeterminate tomato. pictures welcomed!

Tree
user 4058763
Hollis Center, ME
Post #: 90
Hi,

I like the Florida Weave:
http://www.foogod.com...­

Trellises:
http://www.specialtyc...­

Tree
A former member
Post #: 220
Thank you Tree! That looks like what I'll try for next year.

Has anyone had any problems with putting their tomatoes in the same location year after year?
zengeos
zengeos
Gorham, ME
Post #: 254
I always try to rotate my tomatoes around to help minimize blight. This year the weather conspired against me and my tomatoes ended up with severe blight, but usually it's not too bad. Sheet mulching should supposedly help (newspaper and straw on the paper as the blight is soil borne. And this year I am going to put the wire fencing in BEFORE I plant the tomatoes...and BEFORE they get 4 feet tall!

Keep peppers rotated the same way....as they both can be susceptible to blight, tho I have not had much problem with blight on the peppers.

Tomatoes and other members of the nightshade family have a 4 year rotation recommendation (no tomatoes or related plants like peppers or eggplants grown in the same area for 3 years.

Penelope
user 5846522
Portland, ME
Post #: 113
thanks tree. i have questions about the technique. i will need to pick your brain next time i see you.
alder
user 6954726
Sullivan, ME
Post #: 74
can you get your hands on the latest MOF&G paper? there's an article by adam tomasz in there about his experiences and most successful method.


Tree
user 4058763
Hollis Center, ME
Post #: 92
Hi Penelope,

I'll be happy to help in any way I can. Drop me an email or whatever, if you'd like.
I do like to grow tomatoes. I usually plant more than 300 plants each year. :D

Tree
Ted M.
TedMarkow
Brunswick, ME
Post #: 141
A different approach from a MOFGA regular (the one alder referred to):
http://mofga.org/Publications/MaineOrganicFarmerGardener/Winter20082009/TomatoTrellis/tabid/1019/Default.aspx­
Ted M.
TedMarkow
Brunswick, ME
Post #: 142
Has anyone had any problems with putting their tomatoes in the same location year after year?

Mary, I'll second what Mark said - rotating crops is good to avoid soil borne diseases.
Penelope
user 5846522
Portland, ME
Post #: 122
hi everyone, i pulled up the mofga article thank you.

the tomato plants look so tidy and neat up against the fence. i think i have a bit to learn about pruning and trellising tomato plants! (i look forward to learning)
Powered by mvnForum

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy