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Post  Josh on 6/15/2012, 6:15 pm

Have you ever tried weaving the tomatoes?
I'm trying out a different way to support my tomatoes this year, it looks like so far it's going to work out.
I stretched the nylon netting on metal post. It's 8 foot long with a 1 x 8 six inch deep SFG in front of it, with a tomato plant per square. As the tomatoes grow, I weave them in and out of the netting squares.

Has anyone else tried doing it this way?



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Post  camprn on 6/15/2012, 6:21 pm

I don't use netting like that, but I have had fabulous success with weaving tomato plants. This technique really helps keeping everything in it's place within the SFG! Very Happy

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Post  southern gardener on 6/15/2012, 6:43 pm

that's what we do too. I think in the original SFG book, that's how Mel recommended??
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Post  rowena___. on 6/15/2012, 8:36 pm

that's how it is shown in the ANSFG book. in the old book, mel used conduit framework but single lines from the top of the frame to the ground.

in years past i wove the plants thru trellis netting and in my SFG demo gardens i still do, but in most of my other gardens i use a single line because it is neater and easier to build and take down.
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Post  camprn on 6/15/2012, 8:54 pm

Here is a photo that shows some of my tomato plants in a weave and the level of containment one can achieve using the technique...
this is in a 4x6 box...On the left, a row of 4 Sweet100 tomatoes, 2 rows of poblano peppers, a row of yellow pear tomatoes. Cucumbers all the way to the right.

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Post  southern gardener on 6/15/2012, 11:10 pm

really nice camp!! is that the Florida weave technique?
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Post  Chopper on 6/16/2012, 7:09 pm

I did for the first time this year. I like it. And I am weaving them on vertical string, no horizontal string.

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Post  acara on 6/17/2012, 9:55 am

Josh,

I've never "tried" ... they just seem to do it on their own Very Happy

It works well, but just to warn you ... you will question your sanity when the season is over & your trying to untangle the stems from your lattice material.

The only other thing I would caution you on is the "play" of the weave. As you know, the Tom's have very soft stems & if the wind starts pushing the toms back-and-forth, the stem is going to lose every time (especially when its loaded with fruit) ... so make sure the plant can't move in the opposite direction your weaving it (hope that makes sense)
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Post  gregrenee88 on 6/17/2012, 9:13 pm

Our plants are just big enough to start putting the leaves through our trellis as they go up. The beef steak tomato plant has gotten huge quickly all around so we'll see how the trellis does holding it up.
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