Today I harvested my first tomatoes, some beets, and a carrot.
|Holding some roots!|
This year I am trying a variety of support styles for tomatoes. In past gardens, I have tried hardware store cages and the ultomato supports.
|Example of a square hardware store cage. (from gardendesk.com)|
|Wasatch Community Gardens uses t-posts and twine to support tomatoes. (from gardendesk.com)|
|I am slowly building a pergola and fenced area around my garden.|
|Right now, my squash are taller than me on my slanted trellis. On the other slanted trellis, I am growing tomatoes. While they are resisting the incline, they seem to be doing well.|
|In my raised bed, my kale and lettuce have gone to seed. I am also growing tomato plants with string supports in this bed. For some reason, these plants are really scrawny and have brown, dry stems near the ground.|
|Another view of the string supports.|
|I am using single stakes to support some of my plants. In order for most of my support techniques to work, I have to prune all of the suckers, or the plants will get out of control.|
|My container tomato is doing great. It is as tall as me (5'7") and has numerous blooms.|
|I am using green garden Velcro tape to affix the plant to the stakes.|
|I have a volunteer cucumber (?) plant growing with a volunteer tomato. It has already outgrown the stake.|
|More container tomatoes!|
Next year I think I will try the T-posts and determinate tomatoes. This year I have all indeterminate, but I would like to can/preserve, and determinate tomatoes lend themselves to that more-so than indeterminate tomatoes.