Sunday, 8 June 2008

Tomato Support

I find that each season at some point I run out of support canes. Sterilizing last seasons canes is important to avoid disease but is a job that I don't look forward to so recently I've tried doing what the professionals do ... support the tall varieties with string.

It works very well under cover but outside the plants sway in the wind and I think that the movement could put too much stress on the lower part of the stem.

So for outdoor growing, I think that support canes, or other static support devices like cages, are best.

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