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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2011, 06:30:28 PM »
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2011, 06:32:39 PM »
Ron,

How about something like this?

]http://www.amazon.com/Tomato-Trellis-Netting-Feet-Wide/dp/B004C7OFTO]



Looks good but I don't need 60 feet of it. I'm going to see if I can find some shorter sections. Thanks for the tip, Bill!
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2011, 06:59:29 PM »
Is netting for birds?

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #64 on: May 04, 2011, 07:28:29 PM »
Is netting for birds?
For support of the plants, in the place of cages.
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2011, 07:32:01 PM »
The cages don't really do it for me. Looking for a better way... the netting looks good.

What kind of cages do you use Ron?

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #66 on: May 04, 2011, 08:08:39 PM »
What kind of cages do you use Ron?

The old round, upside down cone shaped cages.
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2011, 09:05:18 PM »
Wow, can't believe I lost everything I just typed because a pic was too large!

Have you guys ever considered Concrete Reinforcing Wire (CRW) to make REAL tomato cages? Buy & make once & they last FOREVER! I'm not ready to retype everything all over again but will try to post some pics. You can make round cages, triangular cages with a plant in each corner, "pens" or stalls, etc. You can cut the bottom wire certain ways to use as prongs to stick in the ground or even extend height. Typical height is 5ft tall. Usually available in rolls 5ft x 50ft or 5ft x 150ft, or sheets 5ft x 10ft. Some of it in my pics are galvanized sheets. The wire can be cut best with $10 Harbor Freight bolt cutters, though some use 4" grinders and some use linesman's pliers. The wire is 9 or 10 gauge (around 1/8" thick) and openings are 6x6" to reach through easily.

Hope this helps.
 
P.S. Those 3-ring cheap hardware store cages are only good for dwarf plants and especially good for pepper plants... that's about it.
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #68 on: May 04, 2011, 09:21:52 PM »
Is that a TT grand national?

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2011, 10:02:00 PM »
Is that a TT grand national?
Looks like a Monte Carlo SS to me.
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #70 on: May 04, 2011, 10:06:42 PM »
Is that a TT grand national?

1984 Monte SS w/383ci

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2011, 10:09:05 PM »
1984 Monte SS w/383ci
We are not worthy. We are not worthy.  :o
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2011, 10:15:19 PM »
We are not worthy. We are not worthy.  :o

Thanks. It's a real money pit. Many, many mods. We bought it brand new. Around 50K miles now I think.

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2011, 01:31:10 PM »
My san marzano, principe borghese and cuor di bue are in - we have had a huge stretch of rain, and it is just stopping. The next 3-4 days will be cloudy, so it is a perfect time to transplant. I did hardening last week for 5 days. Nearly 50 tomato plants this year as I expanded my garden space. Here's hoping for a good season!

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2011, 01:59:58 PM »
John that garden looks really nice and neat. I can't believe how much its raining either, it was driving me crazy. I've had a tarp over the tomatoes for the last 3 days.

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #75 on: May 20, 2011, 04:26:51 PM »
Oh yea how far apart are you usually supposed to plant tomatoes from each other in a garden? I gave my neighbor 2 of my tomatoes and put them about 1.5 feet from one another. Was that to close or is that fine.

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #76 on: May 20, 2011, 05:46:42 PM »
John that garden looks really nice and neat. I can't believe how much its raining either, it was driving me crazy. I've had a tarp over the tomatoes for the last 3 days.

It's been raining here for 6 days.  Sunshine tomorrow, then rain Sunday & Monday.  My dad's growing my San Marzano's in his greenhouse.

Matt
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #77 on: May 20, 2011, 06:03:13 PM »
Oh yea how far apart are you usually supposed to plant tomatoes from each other in a garden? I gave my neighbor 2 of my tomatoes and put them about 1.5 feet from one another. Was that to close or is that fine.

I am using a Calabrian method and they are 12 inches apart. People will say it is too close, but it works very well - they be become a wall of tomatoes.

John

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« Reply #78 on: May 20, 2011, 06:13:58 PM »
I am using a Calabrian method and they are 12 inches apart. People will say it is too close, but it works very well - they be become a wall of tomatoes.

John

Can't wait to see the results.

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2011, 05:39:40 PM »
Here is one of my dozen and a half Roma tomato plants. I have a few generic Roma plants, some Roma VF plants and some Pompeii Roma plants. I'm also growing basil, 4 types of peppers, onions and a few other things here and there.

I'm growing everything in a square foot garden configuration. I have three 4ft x 4ft plots, and two 4ft x 2ft plots. The little plots are just for maters and peppers and get sun from sunrise to sunset.

I'm looking forward to fresh and canned sauce!
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