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…