Early last month, I wrote about my plans to build a Japanese Tomato Ring. In that post
I showed my plans for it, but now I have pictures of my actual physical tomato ring.
The name and the idea comes from Mike McGrath's, The Best of Organic Gardening.
I only have four tomato plants around the ring, and they are all Big Zac, going for those giant tomatoes! I only added a small volume of compost to the ring for now because I don't want the compost heap to shade the plants. As the tomato plants grow bigger, I will add more compost.
The idea here is to water the compost heap, giving an added boost to the surronding tomato plants. The plants are just on the outside of the ring and eventually will be tied to it.
My tomato ring is located on the downhill part of the garden, below my main beds of squash, cucumbers, sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
I will keep you updated as these plants grow. I also have Big Zac tomatoes planted elsewhere in the garden to compare with, so we will be able to see if the Japanese Tomato Ring actually benefits the tomato plants growth.
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