Eco-Friendly/Hard Times Version 1.0

Some of the feedback I've recieved about the Tormato pertained to it's earth un-friendlyness.  I'm a pretty earth-friendly person, so I went back to the drawing board.  Here's what I came up with:  Wood. and Aluminum and just a teeny scrap of PVC (though, your options there are limitless…it's what I had laying around).  I have not yet figured out how to retain the nutrient delivery system, but I'm working on that.  I won't be reposting instructions quite yet…(it's pretty busy around here this time of year), but here's a few photos!  And some brief instructions!

9 gauge High Tension wire.  Found near the chain link fence stuff @ my local big box hardware store.  170 feet for $14.99!!  This will make *at LEAST* 10 tormatoes, so very cost effective.

 

 

My old tomato stakes.  Roughly 1 or 1 1/2 x 1.  Untreated — Cedar would be great for this.  But this is just scrap lumber that I ripped down for tomato stakes.

Pretty much all the tools you'll need.  Drill, Baby, Drill!! (yeah, I'm tired of it too.)

 

some time later..

 

Some various shots of the workings…

 

Pretty slick?

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