Vertical Garden

Photo by Mother Earth News.

Growing tomatoes doesn't have to take up a lot of space. In fact, you don't even have to have a garden. You can have a vertical garden and enjoy awesome tomatoes all season long.

If you are looking to have a vertical garden, we recommend tomatoes. You can also use a garden trellis for plants such as cucumbers or peas as well. The specific reason that these vegetables flourish in this type of environment is the tendrils or steps that connect to their support. Tendrils cling to horizontal and vertical parts of a trellis, so netting woven from biodegradable string attached to posts often works well.

You'll enjoy a bigger tomato harvest if you use tomato cages to help your plants grow vertically. This will save space in the garden while keeping fruits off the ground, preventing rot and keeping some animals from eating your harvest. Store-bought tomato cages tend to be flimsy and too small. For a sturdier option, consider building your own. 

To build your own tomato cage, check out these step-by-step instructions at Mother Earth News.

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