Tomato canes


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I was watching a garden programme last night and he was planting out tomatoes. His advice was that you needed 'At least a six foot cane so that you can have a foot in the ground and still plenty of height.' I can't see it, they were gardener's delight, they will barely make four foot before he wants to take the top out, and plants don't need supporting right up to the top inch. Seems like buying more expensive canes than you need so they will stick out the top and poke you in the eye.
 
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I was watching a garden programme last night and he was planting out tomatoes. His advice was that you needed 'At least a six foot cane so that you can have a foot in the ground and still plenty of height.' I can't see it, they were gardener's delight, they will barely make four foot before he wants to take the top out, and plants don't need supporting right up to the top inch. Seems like buying more expensive canes than you need so they will stick out the top and poke you in the eye.
The concrete remesh cages are often made of is 5 feet. Maybe its a common size for tomato.
 
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I was watching a garden programme last night and he was planting out tomatoes. His advice was that you needed 'At least a six foot cane so that you can have a foot in the ground and still plenty of height.' I can't see it, they were gardener's delight, they will barely make four foot before he wants to take the top out, and plants don't need supporting right up to the top inch. Seems like buying more expensive canes than you need so they will stick out the top and poke you in the eye.
A poor UK summer will see plants grow taller, as our sunlight levels are nowhere near as good as those in N America.
I like to use 7ft canes; a foot in the ground & no chance of poking anyone's eye out.
It works out economically if you add into the reckoning the cost of cane safety caps, & they can also be used for beans.
 
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I am trying to imagine growing beans and tomatoes up the same cane, or is there a bean I can grow in a different season? :) I tend to use an eight foot for beans though, my first in are past half way up already.
 
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