Tomahooks (Hook Only)
Tomahooks make growing in small spaces even more tidy and productive. By using Tomahooks, you can utilize the “low and lean” method of growing. This method allows you to string up vining crops like indeterminate tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and beans. By stringing crops up and lowering them down after harvesting your produce, you can grow tons of produce utilizing vertical space. The low and lean method also helps with airflow, crowding, and pest control. Do not overlook this commercial greenhouse method! It’s a fantastic solution for urban farmers and backyard growers growing in limited space.
How to use:
Tomahooks are best to use when they have a structure on which to attach. We built a simple and inexpensive trellis on our farm using T-posts and 1/2″ electrical conduit, creating a structure for attaching the Tomahooks. You can use zip ties to allow the Tomahooks to move.
Here is our friend Josh, explaining the trellis system we love. You can use this trellis system with any crop that needs a trellis—particularly vining crops like indeterminate tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and beans.
While your crop grows up the string, trim away dead leaves to keep the area tidy, allowing for better disease and pest management. As the plant produces, harvest the fruits, unwind the Tomahook to allow for more slack, and lower the plant.
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