Trellised Tomatoes

snowmanaxp(7b NC)May 15, 2009

I have decided to use the nylon mesh as my trellis this year.

My question is this, for my tomatoes do I still need to tie them to the trellis or is just weaving them through the mesh good enough.

Snowman

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sinfonian(U8b A2 S5 SeaWA)

They'll grow through and hold on, though I started them with ties. Good luck.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 1:04PM
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gumby_ct(CT it says Z5)

One fall cleanup of trying to remove plants from the net or fencing would move me right to using a string. Snip, snip and you're done.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2009 at 9:55AM
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eaglesgarden(6b - se PA)

I am using the nylon as well. I agree with gumby about the string...the clean up will be easier, BUT I don't mind working on cleanup at the end (I will need to chop up the plants to compost them anyway!) This just means I get to cut the vines up, while they are vertical...which might be easier!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 8:03AM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

If you push your season past fall frost, you'll have a hard time covering them. I use a string and untie the top, lay them down and cover them the first 2-3 frosts in October. Much easier to cover two-three with one cloth on the ground than standing, you'll see.

Dan

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 9:05AM
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