July 15, 2019

Supporting the Growing Tomato Plants at the Farm

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 teepee-like cages 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 like to use bamboo and jute twine to build the teepees that hold up the vines. Bamboo is attractive, easy to find, and can be reused year after year. Last week, my gardeners worked hard to set the stakes and secure the fast-growing climbers.

Enjoy these photos of our process.