[Market-farming] tomato rebar length

Errol Castens castens at peoplepc.com
Wed May 18 19:08:21 EDT 2005

It's probably freaking out passersby, but I have some 10' rebar pounded about two feet into the ground for tomatoes. (A farm jack makes pulling them out pretty pain-free.) Last year I grew some cherry tomatoes that kept growing well past my 5' rebar sticking 4' out of the ground. Eventually they flopped over into the middle, making them much harder to pick and exposing them to soil-based disease, so this year we'll see what happens with a much higher trellising system.

Not that I'm recommending anyone else go to this much trouble...

Oxford, Mississippi
Zone 7

-----Original Message-----
From: "Wiediger, Alison" <awiediger at HART.k12.ky.us>

Remember when sizing that heirloom tomatoes are going to be pretty tall.


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