July 21, 2018

Staking the Growing Tomato 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 beds.

At my Bedford, New York farm, I use bamboo to build the teepees that support my growing tomato plants. Bamboo is attractive, easy to find, and can be reused year after year. Over the last couple of days, my outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring Sherpa, worked hard to stake the fast growing vegetable crops.

Here are photos of the process - enjoy.