One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes

A genuine idea of a man called James Brian resulted in a fantastic achievement. His innovative setup proved to be highly effective and functional, though done in a simple way. Gardeners and repurposing fanatics behold, keyhole garden, meets tomato cage, meets drip irrigation.

Bryan says he has started planting four tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim on May 28th. He then planted a second row up about 10 inches.

Next he did was burying the can to a height where the top holes just barely showed above the ground. He put two shovels of compost and added water in the can every 2 days.

He avoided watering the leaves. After less than a month and a half, the four plants reached a height of 5ft 4 inches. Moreover, they were loaded with green tomatoes and hundreds of tomato blossoms.

 “July 9th, after a week of record, high temperatures and very little rain…the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too!” – joyfully tells James Bryan via Hometalk.  “I grow tomatoes now for market, and I have a higher yield per plant than most other growers,” he adds.

Since they are a lot cheaper and easier to find in quantities, Brian now switched to using 5 gallon buckets instead of the old a 13 gallon kitchen garbage can he used for growing the tomatoes. Even a larger can may be used as long as it provides each plant with 5 gallons of water per week.

For instance, if you use a 5 gallon bucket and plant 2 tomato plants around it, you fill the bucket twice per week. Or if you use a 13 gallon, you could plant up to 5 plants around it.

one-mans-genius-idea-to-grow-tomatoes                                                                                                 May 28th

one-mans-genius-idea-to-grow-tomatoes1                                                                                          End of June, 3 ft cage

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