2021's Tomato Teepee

Friday, October 8, 2021

Another month and tomato teepee has fruit!
August 21, 2021
Tomato seedlings planted
May 23, 2021

I grew last year's tomatoes in a 3-stoke "tomato teepee" structure. This year, I went for 4 stakes, and stuck my remaining 2 tomato plants elsewhere in the garden. While the tomatoes are somewhat accessible in this structure, as they get near the top it gets harder and harder to maintain. I think in the future, I may end up making a sort of box-cage out of forsythia branches, to allow for more air flow near the top of the plants. Something to make it easier to maintain the tomatoes.

Tomatoes in the tomato teepee Tomatoes in the tomato teepee
August 21, 2021

Tomatoes pretty much always succumb to disease. To stave it off a bit, you cut off all the spotted/diseased leaves. So by the end of the season, you end up with some very naked plants. This is perfectly fine, but it does look a bit ridiculous...
Tomato Teepee Before Tomato Teepee After - all diseased leaves trimmed off
August 30 & September 10, 2021

1 comments:

rainmelon said...

Tomatoes, tomatoes for days ....

So much tomato picking to be done, let alone maintenance. Although the teepee structure looks quite nice.

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