Not all plant growers have large areas where they can grow many plant varieties. There are those who are lucky enough to have a large backyard, others modestly dwell in apartments or have simple urban homes. However, that doesn’t stop people from pursuing gardening as a hobby. Among the hundreds of plant varieties, tomato plants are considered as one of the most well-liked because they are resilient and requires minimal attention. On top of this, tomatoes can be used for almost any kind of dish or recipe. In case you really want to cultivate this plant, hanging tomato plants can be a very good option.
Growing hanging tomato plants presents many advantages. One big benefit provided by hanging tomato plants is that they need less watering because the soils easily absorbs the water and excess water is released. Unlike watering tomatoes which are planted in the soil, excess water be a problem which builds moisture into the stems. As amatter of fact, you even have to cut and peel part of the bark few inches from the soil to see the real problem. This eventually leads to rotting tomatoes caused by bacterial wilt. Hanging tomato plants eliminates excess water due to gravity. On top of this, watering hanging tomato plants driectly from the top nourishes the plant roots without adding too much moisture to the stems.
Cultivating hanging tomato plants is also one way of protecting the plants from common garden pests. Typically,pests like aphids, green fly, white fly, and slugs, leaf miners, spider mites and caterpillars are found in greenhouses as well as open spaces. Pests and other animals like slugs can easily climb the fruits touching the ground in a garden. Hanging tomato plants removes such nuisance particularly if you wrap some stems with newspaper. This would discourage bugs climbing the plant container to reach the plant.
Most of all, hanging tomato plants have the distinct advantage of yielding more crops during harvest time. The main reason for this is that all exposed parts of the plants get more sunlight. Also, air circulation is very possible plus the additional pull of gravity. The stems would naturally grow downward and yield larger fruits. Cherry or roma tomatoes are ideal varieties for hanging tomato plants.