Product Bites: Tomato Crop Booster•
Posted on 6 April 2020
What is the Tomato Crop Booster:
The Tomato Crop Booster is a frame specifically designed for supporting tomato plants. Properly supported plants put more of their energy into growing fruit and as a result give bigger yields.
Tomatoes thrive in a warm atmosphere so a poly cover can be bought separately to turn your Tomato Crop Booster into a mini greenhouse. The cover unzips to allow easy access to the plants and has vents at the side to provide ventilation on warmer days or you can remove it completely.
What crop is it for:
Tomatoes of any description but most useful for the Indeterminate or Cordon varieties that can get very heavy and need more support. Tomatoes are great to grow now because they are such productive plants that can really help to feed the family. Especially if you only have a small amount of space like a balcony or patio. Growing anything is also a great lockdown boredom buster and a fun thing to do with children uder the guise of homeschooling!
Indeterminate or Cordon varieties
This is your typical, tall tomato plant. They have a single long stem and usually grow up canes or twine up to 6' (1.8m) in height. Cordon varieties produce side shoots which need to be removed, as they appear. If they aren't removed they will grow into large lateral branches leaving a tangled plant with a lower yield of ripe fruit.
Where can I use it:
You can use the Crop Booster either in your garden or allotment or on a patio or balcony.
What's so special about it?
The key to this frame is the way it supports the branches with easily moveable bars. The bars are attached with easy to move clips. So, as the plant grows you can simply unclip and reclip to move the supporting bars without having to fiddle round with bits of string. The branches also rest gently on the bars. So there is no chance of them getting restricted by ties and getting damaged as a result. This is helpful in avoiding disease too. Scrapes and cuts caused by constricting ties can leave wounds where disease can get into the plant.
Find out more:
See it in action: To see it in action head over to our YouTube channel here Tomato Crop Booster Video
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