After many years of just using hay-mulch around our tomato plants, we are experimenting with a couple different methods of trellising the plants this season.
One row is using some old cattle panels – angled & attached to metal posts. The idea is for the plants to grow up through the squares so the fruit stays off the ground. Theory sounds good to me! 🙂
We’re trying the “Florida Weave” on another row. It’s just horizontal rows (8 inches apart) of twine woven around plants & posts. Set-up wise, Mike likes this method better – much less labor intensive. 🙂
We’ll see how harvesting works out… I’m prayerful these methods will keep the bulk of the plants supported and less rotten maters hiding under foliage. 🙂