July 24, 2015

Staking My Tomato and Cucumber Plants

If you’ve ever grown a vining plant, you know how important it is to provide strong structures to which the vines can cling and climb. Using teepees in the vegetable garden is an easy way to support these plants, and to add eye-catching texture to the garden bed.

At my farm, I like to use bamboo stakes around my tomato and cucumber plants. Bamboo is attractive, easy to find, and can be reused each year. This week, my gardener, Wilmer, staked the fast growing vegetable crops, so they’re ready for the season’s harvest. Here are photos of the process - enjoy.