Beginning of 2016 I started my first raised bed gardens, mostly for delicious tomatoes. The front yard was the only spot with enough sun. So off I went to TomatoMania! event at Tapia Brothers in Encino. They had hundreds of varieties of tomatoes to choose from. I ended up walking home with 12 different tomatoes varities.
After I had the tomatoes I needed a place to put them. So I dug out and built some raised beds in the front yard. Attaching them to the water barrel in the back. (addLINK)
and then the tomatoes went in. They ended up little crowded because I got a little excited buying and got more than I really had room for. This turn out to not be a major issue, just had to be more diligent about pruning and shaping the plants. After much research, I decided to grow all the tomatoes up a string on the trellis. This would allow them space to grow up and they were all inditterminate varities, so they needed room to grow.
Grow they did. By June, they are already up to the top of the trellis and they produced mountains of tomatoes(addLINK). I pulled most of that tomatoes in late fall when they stopped producing. However, I left two in that were still kicking out some tomatoes. They've been keeping us stocked with mostly better than average tasting tomatoes all the way through Feb.