24 April 2019 Tomato Trellis


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24 April 2019 Tomato Trellis
Posted on April 24, 2019 by Durgan
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An overhead trellis was made for 21 tomato plants.The trellis is made from fence posts and rebar and are tied together with plastic ties. The vines are supported by strings tied to the overhead trellis. The plants are allowed to free grow and supported when required. The bed is 8 feet wide and 24 feet long. Each plant has space of about 4 plus square feet. Production is from 300 to 500 pounds depending a great deal upon the weather.
 
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Looks like a good system...but a lot of work. Do you take it down and set it back up each year?
 
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I take the trellis down each year. I tried all the conventional systems over the years. This system is the best, but as you mentioned it is a bit of work. For more plants it is probably not practicable.

The commercial growers for the fresh market use strings in large areas and seasonal workers slave labour from SA. mostly Mexicans and Jamaicans.
 
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25 August 2016 Tomato Celery Juice
Posted on August 25, 2016 by Durgan
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Fifty pound of tomatoes and five pounds of celery were taken from the garden and processed into 17 liters of pressure canned juice. About ten pounds of the tomatoes were selected for table use. The juice was pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage at room temperature. Annotated pictures depict in more detail the process.
 

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