dtizme wrote:Nice plants Gary. Mine are about 6-7 ft. planted them around may 24 from transplants. I grow them similar to you. good size holes, plant deep, I only fertilize when first planted. just water after that. Just curious what you are using to support them?
I have round factory wire tomato cages that are about waist high when stuck in the soil. I have a 8 ft tall cement rebar down the center of each tomato cage. Cage holds the plants until they get taller than the cage, then I tie plants to rebar with hay bail twine. I want all the tomatoes i can get in the shortest amount of time before 98 degree weather stops the plant from growing. Once the plant leaves turn brown and die I cut the tops off at 7 ft this forces the plant to become a bush instead of a tree. This will stop tomato production, if you want tomatoes on the table every day do not trim all your plants at the same time.