How do you support tomatoes?

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How do you support tomatoes?

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So every year I grow a bunch of different varieties of mostly heirloom tomatoes, like 1 plant each of 10-15 kinds, many not red.

Traditional tomatoes cages we all know don't work for indeterminate varieties.

Have some concrete reenforcing wire, thin 6" square opening panels that have sort of worked.
Plan was to go to cattle panels this year but around Memorial day I hurt myself(back) and had to rely on my wonderful wife and kids to plant all the stuff I had started. I was flat on my back and couldn't even go out and coach. Plants are in, were stunted by being put in late and are not trellised yet. I still can't do much, surgery in a couple days will make me less able for all of July.

Please give me some simple ideas I can get my wife or Dad to implement. Is a single 8' stake good?

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Re: How do you support tomatoes?

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My wife uses 3 stakes and twine to hold them up near the end. Works great. The store bought cages are only good for the first bit.

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Re: How do you support tomatoes?

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Does she tie them together at the top and make a teepee or drive the stakes deep for strength?

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We drive them in and the twine gives it strength at the top as well as holds everything together.

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Re: How do you support tomatoes?

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Thank you.

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Re: How do you support tomatoes?

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I made stakes from a 1/2 PVC pipe cut at 45 degrees. It is so cheap that I made one for every plant. I use bread twist ties things to hold the tomatoes to it.

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