Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tying up Tomato Plants
The next thing I tried was staking with huge stakes and although they kept the plant nice and straight and tall, I would still loose branches that were heavy with fruit.
So one year I did a lot of research and found this method of stringing them up to a support pole that runs the length of the row of plants. It worked wonderfully and that is the way I have done it every since. For us it just works very well.
I take a metal pole and tie it up onto T-posts directly above my tomato plants. I put it fairly high up because tomato plants can get very tall.
Then I take hemp twine and cut a piece long enough to go "double" over the pole, down to the ground and be about 8 inches longer than my plant base.
I then take the extra string and tie it very loosely around the base of my Tomato plant. I leave enough room for plenty of growth.
Blessings and happy gardening,