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Trellising Tomatoes

Posted by sara-b (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 20, 10 at 16:16

Hello everyone,
Could you please share your experiences of trellising tomatoes in a SFG to this new comer!! I'd like to plant 6 plants- 2 sungolds, 1 sweet 100, 1 brandywine, 1 purple cherokee, 1 rio grande (determinate), and 1 polish linguisa. I'm not sure how much spacing I should allow for the indeterminate ones in my sfg. Any thoughts???


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RE: Trellising Tomatoes

Lots of hits on a search. Many, many hits. My spacing on trellisi is 18".

Dan


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Thanks Dan. Maybe I need a little help with this site b/c I can't seem to locate any of the hits you are referring to.


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2 feet of trellis (and soil) per indeterminate variety....

EG


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    Search results for: tomato trellis

    There were 1505 matches.


EG makes a good implicit point: I'm in a dry area, so my spacing is closer than in a humid area.

Dan


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I did 12 - 16 inches (all cherry tomato varieties) and pinched most suckers last year.
It worked out fine.

This year I may move to 18 inch spacing and pinch fewer suckers and see how it goes.


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Cherry tomatoes tend to spread.They don't get very tall but they will take up a lot of space if not trellised.They make good container plants for that reason.I set a wire cage into the pot (16" pot) for support.


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2 feet for indeterminate tomatoes trellised


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Thank you Daylily! Can I plan to plant basil or other smaller herbs between the plants in my square foot garden or will the trellised tomatoes take over that low as well?


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The tomatoes will definitely shade out the basil and herbs. I do 2 feet along the trellis as well. 4 square feet total per plant.

Susan


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If you are looking for something to plant under the tomatoes, try a cool weather crop...like lettuce...Pick early and often. Lettuce bolts in the heat quickly, but you could get some lettuce out of it. They can last a little longer in the heat if they are shaded.


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Which tomato is the odd man out? I counted SEVEN, not six! lol


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My favorite way to trellis tomatoes is the florida weaving and I plant at 18" apart for all tomatoes.


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