Tomatoes on two different types of trellis

  • I planted four tomato plants on my cattle panel trellis and two tomato plants on my nylon trellis. All six are doing great, and I have over 15 tomatoes on one plant! It is exciting to see my first spring tomatoes! One tip on tomatoes, I trim or break off the extra leaves at the bottom of the plant. I think that helps free up the plant to grow taller instead of bush out at the base. I also like to see the soil for watering, fertilizing and adding compost.

    Instead of referencing each post back to a previous post, I have made categories for each thing I grow. To see previous tomato posts, click on the tomato category to the right. I think this will help me post quicker and help others look up the progress of a certain plant.  Learning to blog has been almost more challenging than learning how to grow things! I hope you find your way around and get motivated to grow something.

    About the cattle panel trellis: it is a cattle panel that is 50 inches by 16 feet. I bought it for $19 at a local hardware store called McCoys. I arched it and placed it between two of my boxes.

    About the nylon trellis: I made a wooden frame on the back of one of my boxes out of two cedar 1×2’s and a nylon trellis (came in a package at home depot). I screwed these boards to the frame and bolted them together at the corners. I then stapled the trellis to the boards.

    Tomatoes have to have something to support them, either a trellis or a cage. Before I had a trellis, I turned a tomato cage upside down and buried it deep in the tub. This works just as well as a trellis.

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    here's a sketch of how to make the nylon trellis

    here’s a sketch of how to make the nylon trellis


    April 18th, 2013 | 10 Comments |

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  • Damica S. 04.18.2013

    Thank you I wish I would have seen this sooner. You have made everything so easy to understand. Thanks you are awesome!

  • Damica,
    Welcome! please come and visit again and let me know how your garden is growing.
    best wishes!
    Melanie

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  • I have a question… If you trim the bottom leaves to encourage height instead of width in tomatoes, could you plant them closer than 3 feet apart? ( I am hoping) lol.

  • Mary,
    I certainly plant mine closer than 3 ft and have success with them. I think you will be fine too.
    Good luck!
    Melanie

  • I just purchased the plans for building my raised garden this year! I am so excited and can’t wait to get started (even tho we just got 7 inches of snow on the ground! 🙁 ) I am so ready for a garden that I don’t have to break my back bending over to weed and care for. I have Crohn’s disease and Fibromyalgia and this design was truly an answer to my prayers! The plans are so simple to follow that I think I can even build it myself…I am hand with a saw and drill and such. Thank you a thousand times over!

  • Oh I am so excited for you!! Good luck and stay in touch and let me know how you are doing! Best wishes!!
    Melanie

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  • Do you grow determinate or indeterminate tomatoes in the beds? My husband just built my first bed from your plans and I’m deciding what to put in them!

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