July 19, 2022

Caring for My 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 tall, natural bamboo stakes and strong jute twine is a great way to support the growing tomato plants in my garden bed.

I am always interested in trying new ways to improve productivity in the gardens. This season, I decided to use eight foot vertical stakes secured to horizontal ones to create our tomato supports. Bamboo is attractive, easy to find, and can be reused year after year. So far, they've been working excellently. And yesterday, my outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring Sherpa, tied some of the long vines to the bamboo to keep them all the fast-growing fruits off the ground.

Here are some photos, enjoy.