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How to Stake Tomatoes
When your tomatoes begin to climb upward, give them some support. Whether just planted or started months ago from seed, staking your tomatoes gives the vines the support they need to grow healthy, plump and juicy fruit.
Remember, there’s no wrong way. Depending on the size of your space, you may need a cage or trellis, or combine any of the methods below.
If you’re staking more than tomatoes, a teepee may be the way to go. You can create one as tall as you need it to be. For a quick and easy option, choose a ready-made teepee, which comes in various sizes. You could also use wooden stakes or bamboo and string for a DIY version.
When you use spirals to hold your tomatoes in place, you’re training the main vine to sit in place. Just twist the tomato vines around the spirals, such as the Tomato Twist, then add additional support as needed. Use clips or floral tape when the tomatoes get large
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