After removing an old plum tree, I decided to plant vegetables.I forked the soil as deep as I could manage, then added rotted manure, compost, and fresh kitchen garbage. I was off to a good start!
I bought 7 feet of heavy wire fencing about 6 feet high, while at the lumberyard. I also had the clerk cut a 3 foot length of small mesh hardware cloth that stood about 30 inches high.
I lapped the hardware cloth. I went in a circle about 11 inches wide. Then I secured it by threading wire over the edges. After doing this I set the circular basket in the middle of my fertilized plot. I filled it to the brim with compost. The 27-inch circle of heavy wire, which was larger, was placed around this center. It also was firmly anchored with soil heaped a few inches around the base.
Outside the heavy wire circle I planted five tomato seedlings. Placing a slow running garden hose on top of the compost basket, I watered them weekly. As soon as the vines grew, I tied them to the outer circle using strips of nylon hose.
I was able to gather 2 pounds of sun ripened tomatoes about 90 days after setting out the seedlings. After this I continued the regular procedure of watering and refiling the compost basket. Its contents settled and washed down through the mesh. I was able to pick up a total yield of 90 pounds from five plants, by the middle of October.
My advice to you is to try growing your own tomatoes in an organic double ring if you are space-limited. One thing you’ll find for sure is that they can’t be beat!
Source: Organic Gardening