I have to admit, the starts look great and I’m calling the “starting tomatoes from seeds” a big success this year. Now on to the next step – getting them into the ground. We have two beds dedicated to tomatoes and this year I am trying something new. Instead of the traditional tomato cages for support, we are going to try the cattle panel idea.
We purchased a 16 foot section of cattle panel – we’ll put an 8 foot section into each bed. I’m still researching the best planting scheme. Some people have put the panel down the center and staggered 3 or 4 plants on either side. Another placed the panel about 1/3 into the bed and planted 7 on one side, allowing for a row or two of other crops in the same bed. Either way, I’m not going to get 50 plants in!
Stay tuned — I’ll post photos and the final outcome later this week!
Domestically Inclined says
Hello Candace! I was walking through the Farmers Market and a nice lady came up to me and said…"Hi neighbor" Of course I was on a mission to get my lettuce, and couldn't quite place the face, and it wasn't until I checked my email and found your new listing that I thought…Was that Candace? I think I will recognize you next time, and if you see me…please stop me so we can "officially" meet. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hi! Well, it must have been another "neighbor," as I missed Farmer's Market last Saturday due to my own tomato planting! But that's what I love about FM – seeing old and new friends!