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Post  chocolatepop on 6/17/2010, 5:21 pm

So. I have a 2x7 foot box that I want to do will all maters (indeterminate). Too much?

Also, Should I do the horizontal method, or verticle since there are so many maters in a small area?
Any other suggestions?
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Post  herbarium on 6/17/2010, 8:19 pm

I usually grow about 16 tomatoes. This year I have only 12. If it was me I would do two vertical trellises. You could do two 3 1/2 foot wide or one 3 and one 4.
Other than Mel's trellis idea the only one I have liked for tomatoes is the corkscrew type but you would need one for each tomato so that adds up quickly.

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Post  chocolatepop on 6/17/2010, 11:15 pm

@beuna wrote:I usually grow about 16 tomatoes. This year I have only 12. If it was me I would do two vertical trellises. You could do two 3 1/2 foot wide or one 3 and one 4.
Other than Mel's trellis idea the only one I have liked for tomatoes is the corkscrew type but you would need one for each tomato so that adds up quickly.

Honestly, I'm not a fan of the corkscrews. They aren't very tall and last year my maters got easily to 7ft. Or maybe the corkscrews ive scene aren't the right ones? Do you have a picture of the ones you are speaking of? Cause if they are the right ones I wonder if I could do that?

so, what do you mean two trellises of varying lengths? Because wouldn't I need one on each side of the box?
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Post  chocolatepop on 6/19/2010, 2:20 pm

any suggestions?
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Post  boffer on 6/19/2010, 2:39 pm

Here's another idea. Camprn posted a link in another thread this am that ended up here





:idea: this was the link
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Post  camprn on 6/19/2010, 2:58 pm

Boff, you are simply Brilliant and a Master of the Forum. My hat's off to you!
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Post  chocolatepop on 6/19/2010, 3:42 pm

I.LOVE.YOU.

Off to construct. I'll use that for the front row.
Did I mention I.LOVE.YOU?

Sometimes it just takes a different eye ya know?
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Post  aspiegardner on 6/20/2010, 2:41 pm

I have a 2' x 8' and the trellis is down the center of the box.

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