Staking tomatoes on fencing

by Robbie Lottero
(Foxborough, MA)

I simply bought some field fence from Agway, pound in a couple of metal supports that you can buy with the fence. Then plant your tomatoes along the fence, on either side, alternating spacing to allow for good air flow. As they grow, just tie them on the fence, like the trellis method.

I now use 1 ten foot section of fence per variety of tomato, and I have now 5 differenct heirloom varieties. This allows me to easily pull off the stakes and fencing and rotate my crop space every year. The method is sturdy and airy, been doing it for 30 years with great success. The fencing itself last well over 10 years as do the metal posts.

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