Tomato plants aren't difficult to grow with rich soil and full sun-- they even sprout out of compost piles and corners of the garden from previous years. As effortless they make it seem, these plants require some extra attention to ensure longevity and good fruit production. The stems and leaves grow tall and fast, and are often too weak to support themselves without help. The best way to grow healthy tomato plants is to support them with a trellis or cage that keeps the plant upright and off of the ground.
"Basket weaving" is an inexpensive way to support multiple tomato plants at once. This method also allows for good airflow around the stems and leaves. Farmer Ryan gave us some great tips today on how to bolster our Moskvich, Golden Nugget, and Glacier tomato plants.
This trellis design will protect your plants during summer rains and makes for easy harvesting!
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