Staking tomatoes takes a little bit of work. But it has distinct advantages that help you have a healthier, bigger crop. Plus, some types of tomato staking are taken care of once, early in the season – and then you’re done.
Check out 4 ways to stake your tomato plants to get bigger fruit, earlier fruit, healthier fruit, better air circulation … and more space in your garden.
Tomato stakes: posts or poles inserted next to tomato plant to which branches are tied for support.
If you wait to stake tomatoes until they need it (several weeks into the season), you will damage the root system as you press stakes, cages, ladders, trellising, or poles into the soil. Stake tomatoes soon after setting them out in the garden.
Learn about other mistakes to avoid when planting your tomatoes so you can get your crop off to a good start this season.