2000 - Volume #24, Issue #4, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
How To Handle A Bumper Tomato Crop
Tom Martin, Bedford, Va., mounted two 16-ft. cattle panels about 15 in. off the ground on steel cable strung from three metal posts. The cattle panels stay in place permanently.
"The panels are high enough off the ground so I can work the soil in the spring with a small tiller from either side. And I buried a seep hose the bed for easy watering," says Martin.
Tomatoes are planted on the sunny south side. Each plant is tied individually to the panels. He grows 15-ft. tall Mexican corn on the back side, running a long cord behind the corn to support it against the panels.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Martin, 1571 Toms Rd., Bedford, Va. 24523 (ph 540 586-8198).
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