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[Tomato Dirt #125] Stake and Tie Up Your Tomatoes in 6 Easy Steps
June 06, 2017

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 7, Number 9

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

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FEATURE: Stake and Tie Up Your Tomatoes In 6 Easy Steps

Tomatoes grow vigorously. They continually send up new stems, branches, and blossoms. Staking tomatoes allows for better air circulation, gives them more room to grow, and prevents diseases. Tying up branches to stakes or cages prevents them from breaking.

Even if you don’t stake or cage tomato plants right after planting, don’t wait too long to take these steps.

How to tie up tomato plants

  1. Locate the lower, thick part of the branch below a fork. (Do not tie branch tips to stakes as they are more likely to break.)
  2. Wrap one end of the tie around the thick part of the branch and tie a granny (double) knot. To get the best tension, imagine you’re making a knot around your finger. Don’t pull too tightly or you will injure or choke the plant.
  3. Gently stretch the tie to the …

Check the complete step-by-step directions that explain how to tie up tomato plants … and get more tomato staking tips on our Pinterest board.

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Different Ways to Stake Tomatoes

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More Tips for Staking Tomatoes

6 Great Reasons to Stake Your Tomato Plants Review: Tomato Cages from Gardener’s Supply How to Build Tomato Cages The Perfect Tomato Staking Tape

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Until then, happy gardening!

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