Have 8 different commercial hybrid plants in 2 rows with 4' between plants. Soil has been heavily composted for years with lots of egg shells for calcium. Plants see 30 minutes of lawn irrigation sprinklers every other day. Between the rows is covered with permeable landscape fabric with a 2" - 3" layer of clean grass clippings which compresses down to about 1" going up to the plants and covering what the fabric leaves exposed.
Plants have overgrown their wimpy commercial cages, hit the ground and are pretty much back up to the tops of the cages again. Seems like some of the vines have rooted where they hit the ground and then headed back up.
Difficulty is I am having am having a hard time getting in there to pick the fruit.
Problem is that I am growing the stuff for my 75 year old mom with mobility issues and she wont even go near them for fear of falling. Whole purpose of the garden is to keep her up and moving around with something she enjoys.
Have read the "Tomato Support Thread".
Know I need to upgrade from the wimpy lil commercial cages.
Have read in here that I should not be topping and really pruning my Indeterminate plants.
What's the solution beside cover it with diesel fuel and throw a road flare at it?