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I'm interested to hear how people support tomato and cucumber plants in their media grow beds. I have used a trellis on the edge of the bed for cukes and that has worked well and put in a PVC pipe for supporting a tomato but I don't want a forest of pipes in the grow beds. Any other suggestions? 

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If you had a frame high above the grow bed, then you could run strings down from the frame to tie the plants to.

good idea. I'm going to have to cover the garden this summer anyway so maybe I'll install the frame now and run the strings down from it. 

Yep shade cloth support strategically placed to also support tomatoes yo yos, good idea.  Or just strings, I'm too cheap so I've never tried the yo yos.

Bracken,

 

Why are the comments all closed for your blog?

I ended up using the tomato yo-yos that TCLynx recommended and they work really well. You can lock them in different positions so the plants stay upright. 

Bracken

You're a spammer trying to sell a download manual. There are even pictures taken from Murray and Joel's site

Do you have permission to use them? I think you're the one the BYAP forum has been after.

You try and give advice and don't have a system? I don't think you're here for the right reason

And most of the advise is pretty bloody ordinary... and some of it just downright wrong....

 

And just what makes you think you're an "aquaponics authority".... you don't even have a system.... FFS...

Coastview AP "free floating type" tomatoes... Roots (and all else) seem to be thriving just fine...

Bracken said:

A free floating type of aquaponics system may not be a good option for you to grow aquaponics tomatoes as it can’t provide enough support to the roots of the tomato plant. You have to use a growing media in you system so that the roots will be getting enough support to thrive on. Inserting stakes in the growing bed will provide the growing plants with enough support and this will help you to achieve a steady growth. The pH level of the water is also important for the tomatoes to grow in a healthy rate. The pH level of the water should be around 5.8 to 7.2 for the water to be best suitable for the tomatoes. You have to check the pH level of the water on a frequent basis to make sure that it won’t get out of control and become a threat to the plants and the fishes. Any variation in the pH level of the water should only be corrected in a very slow basis by using the pH stabilizers which are safe for the fishes as well. These stabilizers should be added very slowly, taking a number of days, to give the plants and fishes enough time to adjust to the change in the pH level of the water. A sudden change in the pH value of the water may affect the fishes adversely and may result in the death of fishes. When the number of fishes or the health of the fishes are reduced, the nutrient supply to your aquaponics tomatoes will also be reduced, as fish waste is the main source of nutrients for them, and will result in a reduced growth rate of the crops.

HTH...

Bracken

Aquaponics Authority

http://www.aquaponicsauthority.com/blog

What is it with people lately... have they got bored with the drivelsphere of Facebook.... tired of being a "twit"...

 

And now feel the need to immortalise themselves on the ethersphere... by blogging on subjects they obviously know nothing about... apart from a bit of "goggling"....

 

Go away... take up knitting... or marbles or something... to fill in your time...

Bracken, I just had a look around your web site.... which is just a promo video to prompt people to download a miserable e-book...

 

The video also contains material that belongs to Joel Malcom of BackyardAquaponics, and Murray Hullam in Australia... as well as Syvia's "aquaponics cycle" diagram....

 

Did you seek permission to use them???

 

Your coyright line at the bottom of your website also suggests that "aquaponicsauthority" has been around since 2005...

"ww.aquaponicsauthority.com © 2005 - 2012  "

 

When if fact a whois search shows you registered the website on the 17th of February 2012....

 

Apart from being a complete load of drivel.... using someone elses forum/webpage ... for promotion of your own product...

 

Is known as SPAMMING.... not cool... not cool at all....

 

See my note above... go away... we don't need you... and neither does aquaponics...

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