thoughts about this tomato "cage" design
I just bought an 8 x 12 greenhouse and am very excited to experiment with tomato plants in it. I previously had a little 7x7 raised bed for the past 10 years, where I always squeezed in too many plants, making it difficult to harvest.
I plan on devoting one side of the greenhouse to indeterminate heirloom tomatoes, and will be planting directly in the ground. The area will be roughly 3 x 12. My husband is proposing to build something and I'd like your thoughts. He will have 4 tall wooden stakes/posts to border this area. He wants to add "shelves" of wire, maybe with 6 inch grids, so that the stems can grow up and thru them. I told him we'd probably need about 3 such shelves, and maybe to space them apart similarly to the concentric hoops on a regular tomato cage. Any thoughts on this? It sounded like a nice alternative to using regular tomato cages. Also, how many tomato plants could I safely put in this area? Thanks in advance!