[Market-farming] Cherry Tomatoes in Hoop Building
Tom at Limerock
limerock at thirdplanet.net
Tue Feb 17 15:57:36 EST 2009
Don't know about in high tunnels, but we have always done a weave on our
cherry toms, planted on 24" centers.
With regards to pruning, I am STILL wondering wether one or two leaders.
Last year when pruning them, some rows I went for every other one being one
and the other plant having two.
Bottom line is I usually go with two leaders cause I want more fruit.
Near Lake Erie
Limerock Orchards and Roadside Market
----- Original Message -----
From: jay sleichter
To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 3:18 PM
Subject: [Market-farming] Cherry Tomatoes in Hoop Building
Since there were so many great answers for my pepper questions, I have one
more question about cherry tomatoes in High Tunnels.
I have grown tomatoes in a high tunnel and I supported them with a Florida
Weave. It worked great. It was very easy to construct and take down. My
question is for cherry tomatoes, should I cage them or weave them? How many
suckers do you prune to, Do you prune? What type of spacing do you suggest.
I am only planning to plant one row in the middle of the building. My
building is 18 by 46. I will have other vegetables 4.5 feet away from each
side. I don't want to have a jungle! I also don't want to hurt my
production. I will plant some outside, but I want some early and I want to
be able to pick them when I can't pick the ones outside due to the weather.
I am new to this list serve and it is great! FYI, I am from North Central
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