Tomato Plants

Staking Tomatoes


Anonymous added on June 20, 2015 | Answered

There must be preferred and no-no's for staking tomato stalks. What is the best technique? Should plants be pre-trimmed? What is the preferable material to tie the plant to stake? Is something like Velcro a possibility? I have wooden stakes. Please provide as many "how to's" as you can. Thank you!


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Heather
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Answered on June 21, 2015

The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/best-way-stake-tomatoes.htm

I like to use either 4-5 ft. wooden or metal stakes and secure the plants by using strips of pantyhose (though you can also use twine). With the hose, you don't need to worry about the ties cutting into the plant stems as they grow because they stretch.

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