Have to have plenty of stakes for this many plants.
Went to the pallet mill today and picked upa load of slat rejects.
Trim and split these on my table saw.
Here is how I do it.
A raised bed 4 ft wide.
2 rows 1 foot apart and the plants staggered 18 inches apart.
The 2x's that are the ones the pallet boards are nailed to, split down the middle and sharpened on one end. Drive into the ground about 10 to 12 inches. 3 to 4 feet apart. On the out side of each row, end to end.
Run a 2 inch strip from end to end, for the cross strips to lie on.
The thin boards that make up the pallet flat is ripped 1 to 2 inches and tied in place across the out side runner strips. which by the end of growth will go as high as needed.
The out side strips should be about one foot apart. install only after the plants are well above the existing runners and cross pieces.
Once there is a few blooms and fruit on, it is time to mulch.
I like the present years wheat straw. The machines are set to where they leave just enough wheat seed in the straw to make a good cover crop, so when you are through harvesting just let the wheat grow out and till in later. After you have removed the old dead tomato vines.
Yes, I will get some pictures periodically during progression as the project move's forward.
You didn't know I could write like that , did you? ;)