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To start off, using a digging fork, loosen up the soil in the growing area. Add some rotted manure, compost, and fresh kitchen scraps if available, mixing them into the soil thoroughly.
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Loop the mesh hardware cloth into a circle about 11-inches wide, and secure it by threading wire over the edges. Then set this circular basket in the middle of your fertilized plot and fill it to the brim with compost.
Loop the heavy wire fencing into a larger, 27-inch wide circle, which can then be places around your compost basket. Firmly anchor it with soil heaped a few inches around the base.
Finally, plant five tomato seedlings around the outside of the heavy wire circle. Water them weekly by placing a slow-running garden hose on top of the compost basket. As the vines grow, tie them to the outer wire circle with strips of nylon hose, or loose garden twine.
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About 90 days after setting out the seedlings, you should be able to gather about 2 pounds of sun-ripened tomatoes.
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Continue regular watering, and refill the compost basket as its contents settle and washed down through the mesh. By the middle of October, you should have picked a total yield of about 90 pounds from five tomato plants.