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Re: Use lathe wood to prop tomatoes?

Post  dcowboys107 on 4/15/2013, 3:48 pm

Actually I think they're longer than that maye eight feet. But how does a tripod help the plant? Do I tie the tomato to it or something? Trying to visualize.
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Post  dcowboys107 on 4/15/2013, 8:17 pm

I just went to Lowes and bought some tomato cages. I got them to fit. They're 48 inches so I guess it leaves a few feet hanging but at this point I think it works and avoided some catastrophe of my not knowing how to construct frames, etc.
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Post  Pepper on 4/16/2013, 5:16 am

Glad you got the cages hope they work out for you. As for the tripod you could use string to suspend the vines or to tie the plant to it. I would use old panty hose strips for tying with.
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