Though, instead of the garden twine or stretch tie that William Moss uses in the video, I use a twist on his grandpa's approach by using strips of old cotton t-shirt material to tie the vines without harming them.
One set is currently containing the bursting plant, but I will need to pick up at least one more to see it through the season, although I'm really trying to save the existing plants that the tomato is choking out.
As I was pruning the vine to get it safely inside the Ultomato, about 5 pounds of green tomatoes fell off. Not wanting to waste them, I solicited ideas from friends on what to do. Those ideas will be in another post later in the week.
The Ultomato system is available for as little as $6.49 from Ace Hardware and is widely available at local hardware stores and online.
(Image: Michelle Chin, Video: AvanteGardenDecor)