Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis Toplef10Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis I22gcj10Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:16 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz Yesterday at 10:57 pm

» Weed Killer Spray and my garden
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:13 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 6:44 pm

» New England, October, 2020
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 6:40 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 6:08 pm

» Self Watering containers?
by OldCrow Yesterday at 1:38 pm

» N&C Midwest—October 2020
by nrstooge 10/20/2020, 8:19 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2020, 7:50 pm

» Garden Veggie Plants Dying
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2020, 7:43 pm

» Help with bush beans
by LilBittyBean 10/17/2020, 1:41 pm

» Hello!
by AtlantaMarie 10/16/2020, 6:42 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by kauairosina 10/15/2020, 7:57 pm

» my worms are gonna get hungry
by OhioGardener 10/15/2020, 12:49 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 10/15/2020, 12:11 pm

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 10/13/2020, 11:32 pm

» Fern leaf tomato?
by plantoid 10/13/2020, 4:28 pm

» Prior planning prevents poor plantings performance
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 2:08 am

» Tomato Pie
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 2:03 am

» Seed Exchange: Looking for Greek Sweet Red Squash
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 1:47 am

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 10/10/2020, 6:27 pm

» Your first frost date ...had it yet?
by plantoid 10/10/2020, 8:23 am

» California - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave 10/9/2020, 2:58 pm

» What new seeds are you saving this year?
by llama momma 10/8/2020, 5:23 pm

» Squirrels again
by OhioGardener 10/7/2020, 7:50 pm

» Fire Season
by Scorpio Rising 10/4/2020, 8:24 pm

» Hello from your Mid-South Host
by sanderson 10/2/2020, 12:19 am

» Hi all!
by sanderson 10/1/2020, 11:42 pm

» Tacos
by Scorpio Rising 10/1/2020, 11:05 pm

» October Avatar: Fall Gardening
by OhioGardener 10/1/2020, 10:02 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis

Go down

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis Empty Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis

Post  sbauer on 5/30/2013, 6:30 pm

I've been reading online about indeterminate tomato spacing and some suggest one plant every two feet or so, while others (like Mel's book) say you can get away with doing one per square foot. Is there a verdict on what works best if you're using a trellis? I'm trying to maximize my crop without hurting it. I just don't know what to do. Should I just stick with the additional spacing or try to squeeze an additional plant or two in there?
sbauer
sbauer

Posts : 3
Join date : 2013-05-19
Location : Baltimore

Back to top Go down

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis Empty Re: Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis

Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/30/2013, 6:36 pm

I would follow the book and put one in each sf.. Just have to stay on top of the plant and prune it, and it will do just fine.
ArkansasSFGardener
ArkansasSFGardener

Male Posts : 87
Join date : 2013-05-01
Age : 31
Location : Lonoke, Arkansas 7b

Back to top Go down

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis Empty Re: Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis

Post  Roseinarosecity on 5/30/2013, 6:49 pm

Last year I planted 4 plants at the rear of my 4x4 box and 1/3 through the season decided it was too much because I could not tell which vine was which. I was trying to do one-stem pruning but it simply grew too fast and one particular tomato at the corner just didn't grow well so I yanked it out. Having 3 tomato plants was still a lot of work and difficult to watch for bugs. This year I placed two trellises in a V-shape pattern to face the sun and planted in the middle of the 4x4 box 2 tomato plants per trellis. I also planted basil around the tomato plants. There's better air circulation, I can prune to a one stem much easier, and I can circle around the bed to check all sides of the both trellises to check for bugs much easier. Spraying water to knock out aphids is so much easier. It looks like it's working out for me this year.
avatar
Roseinarosecity

Female Posts : 314
Join date : 2011-08-14
Location : 10a - San Gabriel Valley - Pasadena, California

Back to top Go down

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis Empty Re: Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis

Post  camprn on 5/30/2013, 7:30 pm

With my indeterminate tomatoes I have planted them every square and every other square. I found that I had healthier plants with the every other square planting. It increased airflow between the plants which helps to keep disease at bay, but it is also easier to manage the plants with more room. Yields were better with every other foot spacing.
FYI, there are numerous back threads on how to go about pruning tomato plants.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 58
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis Empty Re: Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis

Post  boffer on 5/30/2013, 8:29 pm

Gardner, know thyself!

Tom plants will do fine in 1 sf IF you are absolutely ruthless when you prune, and prune on a very frequent basis.


If that doesn't sound appealing to you, then 1 per 2sq is more easily managed.

(you could do a little of both Wink )


Last edited by camprn on 5/31/2013, 9:52 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : edit per request of author)
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 67
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis Empty Re: Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis

Post  JustMe on 6/22/2013, 10:26 pm

I have planted every other square with tomatoes alternating with something else. Last year, cucumbers were placed between the tomatoes. It was a rough year with heat and drought, so nothing really grew well.

This year, the tomatoes have peas in between them. So far, so good. I haven't pruned, but once the peas are done, those squares will be empty, so it will end up as an every other planting.
avatar
JustMe

Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

Back to top Go down

Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis Empty Re: Indeterminate Tomato Plant Spacing with a Trellis

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum