Taylor Stewart wrote:I like the idea of using other annuals as stakes. What about using something like a pearl millet or sorghum? Their leaves may be more apt to "catch" the tomato vines than a sunflower. If you don't grow a super tall variety, they should stay rooted well into the fall. I realize the tomatoes and an annual grass like millet may be in competition for nutrients, but it could be done. Maybe planting a row with seed spaced between 12-18'', about 12'' on either side of the plant?
Dan Boone wrote:I don't have any to offer, but as an item for your list are you considering water chestnuts?