|Jerusalem artichokes now hitting the top of the cage|
Unfortunately, I didn't get directions on the sunchokes before planting them. I found out later that they would crowd out any other plant nearby. So when they got bigger, I removed the tomato I planted under the same cage. I dug the hole in the new spot first, then I carefully dug around the roots of the tomato plant and grabbed some of the surrounding soil to plant with it.
Might have been better not to do this during the heat of the day... It was looking really sad. I even had to prop up the wilty branches with some sticks. I thought it might be a goner.
But I watered it and concocted a shade contraption for it.
The tomato plant is thriving on the south facing wall that gets plenty of sun and occasional shade from the toilet planter (don't ask... lol) I try to water the tomatoes at the same time everyday at 8 a.m. before it gets too hot.