I want to can lots of sauce this year... so I have 40 Romas growing from seed.
Mel's book says that bush type or "determinate" tomato plants take 9 square feet! Shoot... that's a lot of space!
Mel says that he only plants vining or "indeterminate" varieties for spacial reasons... vining tomato plants only take 1 square per plant!!!
Vining tomato plants include: Burpee's Fourth of July Hybrid, Early Girl, Celebrity, Beefsteak, Big Boy, Brandywine... Cherry and Heirloom varieties.
So... I have 40 Romas... bush type... that each need 9 square feet of room... whew... OK... PANIC!!!!