July 6, 2023

Staking My Tomato Plants in the Garden

How are your tomato plants doing this year? Mine are growing excellently with just a little careful planning and maintenance.

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 structures in the vegetable garden is an easy way to support these plants, and to add eye-catching texture to the garden beds. We used bamboo to build the supports. Bamboo is attractive, easy to find, and can be reused year after year. My gardener, Brian O'Kelly, worked hard to stake the fast growing vegetable crops, so the growing fruits stay off the ground.

Here are photos of the process - enjoy.