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Old May 28, 2018   #16
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I trim some leaves out to thin and allow air flow, keeps fungal diseases down a bit but also helps the plants not become sails in the wind. We put a firring strip on both sides of our Earthboxes between the cage and the box edge, hammered into the ground about 8 inches. DH cuts an arrow edge on them to go into the ground easier.I confess that we do this only after one falls.
How tall is the "whole getup"?

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How tall is the "whole getup"?
The outer cages, made from a roll of field fence, are 4', and the Earthboxes are about a foot so 5' total, and I let the vines grow over them, or take a third firring strip into the area, then wrap wire around the firring strips, then put the upper vines through them. Mostly I just let them fall over the top and down.
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The outer cages, made from a roll of field fence, are 4', and the Earthboxes are about a foot so 5' total, and I let the vines grow over them, or take a third firring strip into the area, then wrap wire around the firring strips, then put the upper vines through them. Mostly I just let them fall over the top and down.
Thank you. Since you might read this, I am wondering which tomatoes you might choose for the few Earthbox spots that will open up when I yank my sweet peas with the current heat wave. I have

Secret Sauce, Sneaky Sauce, Dwarf Awesome, Pink Berkeley Tie Die, dwarf Dark Queen, Maglia Rosa,

FWIW, aside from a few tomato sandwiches, and including an amazing tomato pie recipe, I seem to prefer cooked tomatoes. The exception a might be Sungold and Pineapple, which I think aren't practical in an Earthbox

I already have at least one of each.
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I grow 2 SunGolds in an Earthbox, and a SunChocola too, with another variety(any other), again I grow ANY tomato in an earthbox, always alongside of another. Always 2 tomato plants per Earthbox any and every variety.
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I grow 2 SunGolds in an Earthbox, and a SunChocola too, with another variety(any other), again I grow ANY tomato in an earthbox, always alongside of another. Always 2 tomato plants per Earthbox any and every variety.
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