[Market-farming] Staking tomatoes

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Tue Feb 17 09:19:28 EST 2004


    I'm glad you met Lynn. He's a man that I don't think has ever thought inside the box!

Bill Shoemaker
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center
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  From: IdleThymeFarm at aol.com <IdleThymeFarm at aol.com>
  To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
  Date: Thursday, February 12, 2004 5:13 PM
  Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Staking tomatoes

  This is exactly the method that I use in windy southeast Wyoming. I use old wire highway fence to make my tomato cages and I find a 55 gallon drum liner fits down over the cages perfectly and can be kept in place with a few clothespins. A bit labor intensive but saving grace from hail and cold temperatures. Although this year it looks like I will be trialing tomatoes in a high tunnel!!! I cannot wait.

  Oh and Bill, I had the opportunity to hear someone speak this last week that I believe you know, Mr. Lynn Clarkson. What an inspiring man!

  Shelly Elliott
  Idle Thyme Farm and CSA

  If you would have a lovely garden, you should live a lovely life! ~ Shaker saying
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