Tomato Plant Support/Growth
I have numerous tomato plants out on my porch. This is my first time growing them from seed, so I'm new to this. They're getting morning sunlight and some have started producing fruit. However, I didn't expect all of them to live so long/grow so big because this is my first time growing them. They're about 4-5 feet high, and the only thing that's supporting them is each other. I put the containers close to each other on the ground so they wouldn't all fall over, but now I need something else to help with the support. I've found that I left this to the last minute, and can not find any support systems in the stores. Is there a cheap, EASY way to get them the support that they need?
Also, I underestimated the root systems of each plant, they're in small rounded pots (which I thought were big at first, but later realized that I was wrong). And again, I can not find any bigger ones in the stores because I left it so late. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
I think what you might need to do is first transplant the plants into "something" else. If the stores in your area are out of large containers, try using something like a 5 gallon bucket. Some places, such as craiglist, list them for free. Just make sure in what ever you use, drill a few holes into the bottom so water can drain out (Drainage concerns.) The possibilities for containers is endless.
As far as support, again, if stores are out of supplies, try any type of stake or something you can make a stake out of. A broom handle for instance would make a great support. Just stick it into the container and then tie up your tomato plants to the pole, etc.
Sounds like you have a green thumb!!
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