Yesterday morning we unloaded all the plants from the greenhouse back to their little spot under some trees, and removed all the vegetable plants in buckets from the shop and put them back in the garden.
We always struggle with staking our tomatoes. The best way we’ve found to do it is to drive a piece of rebar into the ground, then place a pvc pipe over it and tie the plants up to the pvc pipe. The plants grow so big and the wind blows so much that often, even with the rebar deep into the ground, the plants will pull the rebar/pvc pipe over or at least leave it leaning. And, with the pvc pipe being slick, often the ties will slip down and the tomato plants end up back on the ground.
With the tomatoes in the buckets, we lined them all up, Vince drove t-posts into the ground and attached strips of welded wire fencing.
I’ve already tied up the larger plants. I think this will work perfectly and . . no weeds and hopefully I can see snakes easily on the cardboard.
Let’s hope we have some good tomatoes this year.