I had put up some support stakes for the tomatoes this spring when they were very small and thought they would be large enough to hold them the whole year. Last year I didn't have any compost in the garden and my tomato plants only got around 3ft tall, but produced lots of tomatoes anyway. This year I put in lots of compost from the pile I made last year, and my tomatoes took over. They quickly outgrew the supports and toppled them. They grew over the lettuce, the peppers and the onions and are now falling out of the bed. There are about 100 tomatoes on the two plants though that are just starting to ripen. The plants seem to be doing just fine all toppled over, I'm wondering does anyone not bother supporting their plants?? My dirt is covered in a grass clippings, leaves and sawdust mix, so they don't have direct contact with the soil.
Here were the tomatoes this spring indoors: [img]https://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l208/Binkalette/IMG_1110.jpg[/img]
Here they were in early june, just before I put down the grass clipping mix:
Here they are a couple of weeks ago, having toppled the supports and covered the other plants: