Monday, August 10, 2009
We don't use tomato cages. Jonathan borrowed a post hole digger this year to get our poles firmly in the ground. We planted beans around each pole, and two tomato plants between each pole.
As the beans grow they twine around the poles, but as the tomatoes grow they need support. As the plants were growing this spring and early summer we tied them up, a little more every week.
Here I am trying to get the string in the right place so that it holds up the tomato plants, and so that it does not touch the bean vine.
Here is what it looks like after a couple of months of weekly tying!
Look! We were already getting green tomatoes! I think that this photo is from early July.