For some, “ground-up” tomatoes are so boring. You may have noticed the influx of new hanging tomato systems on the market in recent years. They keep pests away, help resist diseases and weeds, and promote better air circulation than the conventional method. Guess what? You can build a bigger, higher-producing hanging tomato system yourself. All you need are some two-by-fours, several buckets, soil and string. But be careful where you put it: A Newton, MA, couple got in trouble last season for constructing a 13-foot hanging garden in their suburban front yard.
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