I have two beds with tomatoes, capsicums, and eggplant in them. This, the main bed, is now in early January full of a jungle of tomato plants.
There are trusses of tomatoes. Just starting out. Beautiful.
I use the baling twine from my hay to offer some assistance to these rambunctious plants. They are more like vines than bushes, crawling and falling all over the place.
They will grow roots from any stem that falls to the ground. This is probably a good thing, allowing more nutrients into the plant, but it does make it difficult to harvest and when I've been particularly free form with my plants, I've sometimes lost the path between the beds. Some restraint is necessary.
Tomato bed 1 planted (November 2011)
Tomato bed - mid summer (January 2008)
Tomato bed - early summer (December 2007)
Tomato bed prep (November 2007)