LITITZ, Penn., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gardeners love growing tomatoes; so much so that 93% of gardeners say they grow this popular vegetable. (Yes, it's a vegetable, declared so by the United States Supreme Court in 1893. See this infographic for more details: http://www.avantgardendecor.com/resources/planting-articles/growing-tomatoes)
The dilemma most tomato growers face, though, is the spreading of the tomato vines. Figuring out how to contain or control a tomato for best vertical, not horizontal, growth, is one of the biggest problems.
Gardener's Blue Ribbon has studied this problem for many years and has a solution that will make every tomato grower's heart beat a little bit faster.
It's the Gardener's Blue Ribbon Ultomato Tomato Plant Cage and it has been engineered specifically for growing tomato plants. Each tomato plant cage is made of three 5' heavy-duty Sturdy Stakes and nine fully-adjustable support clips for continuous support through the plant's growth. The stakes of the cage have a strong steel core and tough, thick plastic coating.
By keeping tomatoes staked, gardeners are essentially creating a support system where the plant can grow in a controlled area, making it easier to fertilize, spray, prune and check for insects and other pests. Using a caging system like the Ultomato Tomato Plant Cage increases the likelihood that your tomato plants will be healthier and will increase the quantity and quality of your tomato yield.
The process of staking tomato plants should start when the plants are first planted. The stakes of the tomato cage should be inserted approximately a foot away from the seedlings as the tomato plants will grow close enough to the stake to be easily tied to it later. For partially grown tomato plants, simply insert the stakes carefully around the plant and use the Ultomato's support clips to create a cage around the growing plant. The Ultomato plant cage can be adapted as the tomato grows and is very durable for all sizes of tomato plants.
Supporting tomato plants throughout the growing season is one of the easier tasks for the tomato gardener. Watching this video can make the job even easier: http://www.avantgardendecor.com/store/plant-supports/tmc60
Additional resources on growing tomatoes can be found on the Gardener's Blue Ribbon website at www.avantgardendecor.com. Gardener's Blue Ribbon brand focuses on garden products that will help gardeners to grow healthier plants, enjoy gardening and gain more fruits from their labor. Gardener's Blue Ribbon is a brand of Avant Garden Decor where gardeners will find gardening aids and outdoor decor items.
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SOURCE Gardener’s Blue Ribbon