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Trellises and Supports

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Trellises and Supports

Post  donnainzone5 on 6/18/2010, 11:09 am

I have one Tomato Tower in my garden and am considering purchasing another. However, once I install one, I cannot move it! Once when I attempted to do so, the rebar broke and got stuck inside the conduit.

Because of the odd way sunlight filters into my yard, I wish I had more flexibility. So far, I've experimented with coated metal spirals that work well for cukes, as long as they don't get too huge. Gardener's Supply carries a support with extensions that can reach nearly 7'. (A volunteer tomato plant has already reached that height, and it has at least 30 tomatoes on it in various stages of development.)

I wish The Foundation would offer 6' or 7' foot versions of the Tomato Tower.

Does anyone have additional suggestions?
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Post  Garden_State on 6/18/2010, 11:25 am

Instead of the rebar you can use the green metal fence posts (u-post) that are sold at Home-Depot and the like. The condiut slips into the u shaped post. I used these and held the conduit in place with zip ties. It seems very strong and sturdy.
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