Stakes vs Cages
New member here.
I started a little late this year, transplanting tomatoes on June 1st.
We are experimenting with stakes vs cages. My family has always been cagers; a friend is an old staker. Here is the experiment:
4 Rutgers, Determinate
4 Better Boys
2 of each of these will be caged (A&B), and 2 staked (C&D). Water and feeding will be the same for all plants. We are looking at the output of the caged plants vs the staked plants in these areas:
First usable fruit from each variety.
Total usable fruit from each variety (count)
Total usable fruit weight from each variety
Average weight of fruit (total weight divided by count)
Largest usable fruit
Last usable fruit
My daughter will be using the data in a homeschooling project.