Growing Tomatoes Vertically – How Far Apart Are the Overhead Wires/Pipes?

Q. I am wanting to try double density on my tomatoes this year and can’t locate the distance between the suspension pipes on the T-frames. Is 18 or 24 inches about right?

A. Tomatoes can be planted as close as 6″ apart, but 8-9″ is recommended until you become very competent and regular in your pruning and suckering.

The width of the “T” top recommended is 32″, and the pipes or wires should be placed about 1″ in from the outside edge. This gives you a separation of 30″. Pipes are held in place with two nails, one on each side of the pipe.