Six tomato plants,
growing in two rows.
Coconut husks used as edgings, clearly visible.
The husks coming to second year now.
to support the soft stem and branches as they grow taller.
The black things are oil palm fiber as additional mulch.
Gardening tips regularly mention about putting down stakes early before the roots start to spread far. So, early staking will reduce damage to the tender tomato roots. We did just that. Just for a change we used white electrical conduits. A little bit out of place, with our current organic gardening drive. Bamboo stakes would suit just nice. Surprisingly the white conduit really add color to our little vegetable garden. It doesn't cost a penny, because it is another of my regular salvage from a friend's construction site....
This particular post is the update of our tomato plants. On the first of February, they were just planted on the vegetable bed at the start of a new gardening season.
Two weeks later they were really getting acclimatised in the new environment and were doing really fine
and now growing even bigger with a new trellis as well. I used bamboo stakes previously, and I thought using other material for trellis would be refreshing.
The plants keep growing, adding more leaves and the leaves are getting bigger and longer. The stems are getting thicker at the base, probably anticipating wind soon. All six are doing fine. The 7th ended up in a container.
The weather is getting very hot now..., little clouds and no rain. I wonder if my tomato plants will be able to withstand the increasing heat. By the look of it, they will brave through.
Cheers.... Have a great weekend!