90 Pounds of Tomatoes from 5 Plants
At the lumberyard, I bought 7 feet of heavy wire fencing about 6 feet high. I had the clerk cut a 3-foot length of small-mesh hardware cloth that stood about 30 inches high. I lapped the hardware cloth into a circle about 11 inches wide and secured it by threading wire over the edges. Then I set this circular basket in the middle of my fertilized plot and filled it to the brim with compost. The larger, 27-inch circle of heavy wire was placed around this center and firmly anchored with soil heaped a few inches around the base. Next, I planted five tomato seedlings around the outside of the heavy wire circle. How To Save Tomato Seeds About 90 days after setting out the seedlings, I gathered 2 pounds of sun-ripened tomatoes. So, try growing tomatoes in an organic double ring if space is limited.
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