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Triciam
Jul 18, 2017 9:41 PM CST
Help grew cherry tomato plant one tiny transplant of bonnie sweet million they are expected to get to 4-6feet and are now towering over 8 feet tall there are 100s of fruit and have already picked 100s from the plant and it keeps getting taller a storm recently knocked over the plant and three stake a arms support system how can I restate this plant any advice is greatly appreciated included a picture of day 1 to today
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 18, 2017 9:55 PM CST
Welcome!

That is the reason that when I grow indeterminate cherry tomatoes, I use 8ft tall T-stake fence posts to hold them up.

You (and a couple hefty friends) can probably get it up off the ground but that little flimsy tomato cage is not going to do it.
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Triciam
Jul 18, 2017 10:05 PM CST
Thank You! Daisy I did replace the cage with 6foot steaks and arms 3 poles but I will replace them with 8ft to try to get additional support for the plant!
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jul 19, 2017 12:59 PM CST
Tie it to the fence with cotton rope, and be prepared for seedlings next year.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 19, 2017 3:55 PM CST
That was my first thought, too Carol. Tie some rope from the base of the plant along the fence. Be sure to loop around a fence post so it will be secure. Train the "arms" of the plant along the ropes. You could flop the top of it over the fence and let your neighbor "share" in the bounty of tomatoes too, if you like.

Tomatoes are naturally sprawling vines and will get as big as you'll let them. It will keep on growing and producing as long as the weather is warm enough, and you keep watering and feeding it.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Jul 19, 2017 4:37 PM CST
That is true. I have had them grow up to the roof support of my covered patio, and back down to the ground back in the days that I had a covered patio.
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crawgarden
Jul 19, 2017 4:56 PM CST
For some trial plants, made the cages out of 7' concrete reinforcing mesh, than had to stake them with 4 rebars.
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