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backyardbrix May 26, 2017 02:50 AM

Lean and lower in 9 sq ft
 
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Anyone else try to scale down the commercial lean and low tomato trellising method? Thought id show some pics of my attempts. For me this trellising style is as much about disease prevention as it is efficient use of space

heirloomtomaguy May 26, 2017 03:11 AM

Now that is great use of the area you have on your deck. I see a whole lot of plants on the ground too. What else are you growing?

backyardbrix May 26, 2017 04:01 AM

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Originally Posted by heirloomtomaguy (Post 642515)
Now that is great use of the area you have on your deck. I see a whole lot of plants on the ground too. What else are you growing?

Thanks :) I grow all kinds of stuff. Things i like to eat personally and some neighbors and friends like to buy. Lots of brassica greens mixes, lettuce mixes, kale, chard, living bibb lettuce in the nft system, 6 varieties of citrus, hydroponic seascape stawberries and most of all tomatoes - all the good stuff

clkeiper May 26, 2017 07:45 AM

that is awesome BYB.... Looks great.

jtjmartin May 26, 2017 08:50 AM

Brix:

Love it! This is my first year grafting and using lean and lower. Looks like you've been doing the same.

Here's a thread for lean and lower from this year - you will see that some that graft also lean and lower:

http://tomatoville.com/showthread.ph...ght=lean+lower

I'm going to steal your mini-lean and lower idea! Super efficient use of space.

jtjmartin May 26, 2017 08:54 AM

Brix:

What size containers are those for your tomatoes? Did you later add soil mix to the container for the roots to expand in to?

Looks like some of the same issues I deal with: yard size and usable area due to some shading?

Jeff

BigVanVader May 26, 2017 09:01 AM

Dude that stuff looks great!

Ricky Shaw May 26, 2017 09:13 AM

Beautiful work!

backyardbrix May 26, 2017 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by clkeiper (Post 642546)
that is awesome BYB.... Looks great.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by jtjmartin (Post 642559)
Brix:

Love it! This is my first year grafting and using lean and lower. Looks like you've been doing the same.

Here's a thread for lean and lower from this year - you will see that some that graft also lean and lower:

http://tomatoville.com/showthread.ph...ght=lean+lower

I'm going to steal your mini-lean and lower idea! Super efficient use of space.

Do it :) I've also converted it for vertical strawberries in the past. The template works for many plants
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Originally Posted by jtjmartin (Post 642561)
Brix:

What size containers are those for your tomatoes? Did you later add soil mix to the container for the roots to expand in to?

Looks like some of the same issues I deal with: yard size and usable area due to some shading?

Jeff

In the hydroponic system those are nursery #3 containers in a 3x3 foot tray. I did fill the tray with a mix of grow rocks and hydroton in that one picture. The resulting root mass was pretty impressive. I have pics somewhere I'm sure

I am quite certainly limited by space. I am a single story house squeezed between 2 and 3 story houses so lots of shadows that move seasonally. There is standing room only at this point outside but it works for me
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Originally Posted by BigVanVader (Post 642564)
Dude that stuff looks great!

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Ricky Shaw (Post 642566)
Beautiful work!

Appreciate it :) I like to grow things in every imaginable way. It's all about the learning

jtjmartin May 26, 2017 01:43 PM

Again, thanks for sharing your ideas and pics. It's what makes T-ville great!

I'm adding a late planting this year and was running over all my planting options but a square lean & lower would work great.

4season May 26, 2017 11:07 PM

Everything looks good but my question is how old are those tomato plants ? Mine would be frozen before the stems got that long.

backyardbrix May 26, 2017 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by 4season (Post 642793)
Everything looks good but my question is how old are those tomato plants ? Mine would be frozen before the stems got that long.

At least 5-6 months. In the hoop house i plant in march and cut it all down at the end of december. No freezing in these parts

Nematode June 1, 2017 04:34 AM

Well done!
Thanks for sharing.


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