Splendid Tomato Staking




We are attempting something a bit different with the tomatoes this time.

Firstly we have moved them to the side of the house, right along the driveway.

 They face west and get lots of afternoon sun. S

econdly, instead of staking them up with stockings or scraps of materials, this time we are using a technique that Hubbie saw at a tomato farm.

They loop a piece of string under the heaviest part of the plant and tie it to a frame above. As the plant grows the string is tightened. The frame is made from tomato stakes with a whole drilled in each end and a cable tie looped through the holes to keep it together.

It seems to be working magnificently.

The plants are doing really well and have lots of flowers.

1 comment:

Out Back said...

I planted out some tomatoes yesterday and might give this system ago when they grow a bit. I think we have Mighty Red brand tomatoes and last year we had a job keeping them staked up. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Kindest regards,
Tania