I am building a tomato vine arbor for six tomato plants that are each
in seven gallon nursery pots. The frame is constructed of 2X4 lumber
and the frame will be draped with bird netting.
I am unsure of the dimensions that each plant will require to maintain
best health while being conservative with ground space. If I can
determine this then I can calculate the dimensions to cut the wood.
The planter pots are fourteen inches in diameter, but will probably be
larger in the future. I will tier the indeterminate vines on the
spiral support, but have no idea how tall they will go, or how wide to
allow for them.
With estimates from experienced tomato growers I will have data to use
when I go to saw the lumber.
I would appreciate advice, suggestions, opinions and cautions as to
how to proceed with constructing the tomato's new home.
Tomato varieties that are now potted are on this list:
Tomato Arbor Sketch Link:
Please don't hesitate to comment. This kitchen garden is a learning
experience for me, so I welcome other's point of view.
Container Gardening in
Central California twelve miles from the ocean
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