My young plants are getting bigger! As a result, I had to make sure they had supports to grab onto as they grow up and up toward the sky. I bought two metal tomato cages from Home Depot at a cost of about $11, but I’ve been short on funds lately so I had to come up with a different solution for my four other plants.
Introducing my stick and string plant cages! I gathering some long sticks (about 4 feet each) and some smaller sticks (about 1.5 feet each), and bought some twine. With a little boy scout ingenuity, I lashed the wood together to make a two-tiered structure.
My plants are already pushing themselves up into their new homes and starting to show some little flower buds. One step closer to harvest season!
My container experiment has inspired my friend Evan to try his hand at some potted veggies. He now has a cabbage plant, a Marconi pepper plant, and a patio tomato variety (which is doing really well!).
Once the Summer festival season comes to end, hopefully we will begin construction on our backyard green house while enjoying some delicious ‘maters and peppers!