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Tomato Supports

June 6, 2010

My tomatoes have grown enormously this week and already need to be staked. All are heirloom and indeterminate. I have never pruned a tomato plant before though the thought has crossed my mind to do so. Last year I used the wire triangle cages to support the tomato plants. They grew so big that they pretty much bent up and destroyed the cages under their weight. I’ve tried tripods, but these varieties grow very tall. Another option might be to line up fence posts with some sort of cable or rope stretched in between with the tomatoes supported by the rope.

My question for the day: What makes the best tomato supports for indeterminate tomato varieties?

Second question for the day: Is pruning an option and will it hurt the plants?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2010 9:11 pm

    Hi Lauren, I have always had problems figuring out the best tomato supports. Last summer I put the plant in the middle of three cages….a dot in the center of a triangle. It was interesting….still not a solution.
    Pruning a vine isn’t a problem… will keep the plant bushier.

    • Lauren permalink*
      June 8, 2010 5:10 pm

      Good to know! So how is the moving going? Are you there yet?

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