|Our fearless leader|
First we dug a hole roughly 2 feet in diameter and about 15 inches deep. We filled this hole with 1/3 organic compost and 2/3 bagged garden soil. We amended this with a little cotton seed meal and we also added an anti-fungal agent:
You remove all of the stems from the tomato, except for the top two. Then you plant it at the same depth as the plant, not burying part of the stem as in conventional planting.
|Our experimental tomato|
According to the theory, every place that we removed a stem will produce a sucker that we will train over to the side of the cage that we will put around the plant. Each of these suckers will grow up the side of the cage and produce fruit just like a standalone plant. The book's author claimed to have grown one plant over 30 feet tall. I don't think we expect such a monster (how would we even harvest the fruit?)
This is pretty exciting stuff, yes? Has anyone else ever used this method for mega production of tomatoes? We'd love to hear your results.