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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 G. Kins Catinthehat, WA

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Two years in a row I have tried some tomatoes without any cages or trellis. The plants grow lushly but basically fail to produce the crop. No trellis/cage/support = no crop. The pollination rates are poorer because the humidity is higher just from the plants even if the dirt is dry on the surface the plants themselves are like wet laundry they give off so much water into the air! So the plants need to be off the ground. We get a dry breeze six days out of seven so the whole plant doesnt have to be very far off the ground... One ft. would be ok. They can generally grow to one foot without tipping over. They can then sprawl out & up the trellis.

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