Tired of wimpy tomato cages and tomatoes that are too tall for the cage? Check out these easy DIY tomato trellis ideas that include tomato stakes, cattle panels, pallet trellises and other wooden trellises, string trellis and more, plus LARGE plant cages big enough for tall tomatoes. I'll be sharing my tomato trellis system, as well as several other tomato trellis ideas from my homesteading blogger friends. We have trellises that are wind resistant, tall, short, funky and budget friendly. I'm sure you'll be able to find a tomato trellis that works in your garden. [Read more…] about 5+ Terrific Tomato Trellis Ideas for Easier Picking and Cleaner Tomatoes
There are probably several million articles on the internet about how to grow tomatoes. Folks will tell you how to grow tomatoes organically, or how to grow world record tomatoes, or how to grow 60-80 pounds of tomatoes from a single plant, or how to grow the tastiest tomatoes. We have a love affair with our tomatoes. Tomatoes are the most commonly grown plant in home gardens – and with good reason. That first taste of a perfectly ripe, fresh off the vine, sun-warmed tomato is pure awesomeness! Even if you're not sure about fresh tomatoes on their own, homemade spaghetti sauce, salsa and ketchup may make you a believer.
Based on advice from my friends, I'm going to break this post into two sections – Beginner on page one and Tomato Whisperer Guru Ninja Level on page two. [Read more…] about How to Grow Tomatoes Organically – 7 Steps for Success