Question - Do I need a trellis for tomatoes?

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This makes bush varieties excellent for canning. It also means their height is limited and elaborate trellises are not necessary. For determinate tomatoes, a simple tomato cage or patio container will do. For those who do grow indeterminate varieties, tomato trellises are an important addition to the garden. Growing tomatoes without stakes. Staking tomatoes involves a lot of work and expense, and many try to avoid this by planting determinate varieties. This type of tomato is usually grown as a ground production type for the hawker market. If you want to grow indeterminate tomatoes in containers, it is best to grow them near a trellis or fence that you can train them up, or use very large pots that will allow large cages. Dwarf (or patio) tomatoes never need staking, but they only grow two or three feet tall and produce small tomatoes (cherry size). I used all of the stakes for the base for my string training. You need a single string dropping down to every tomato plant. As the tomato plant grows, you twist the string around the tomato plant stem so it grows straight up. When you first wrap your string, wrap it around the base of the plant several times. A tomato plant grows upright, holding its fruit up off the ground. They often need cages or stakes because the tomatoes get heavy enough to pull limbs or even the entire plant to the ground, potentially snapping the branches or stem in the process.

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Staked plants actually need more water than unstaked tomatoes because they are held up and exposed to the sun and drying winds. They are also more susceptible to sunscald. Not all tomato plants need staking.

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The most commonly used tomato plant supports include cages made of wire or wood and bamboo garden stakes to which the plant's main stem and side branches are tied. Cages provide support on all sides of the plant and are available in different heights to accommodate all types of cherry tomato plants.

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Tomatoes can be grown successfully either on the ground or staked, but plants grown on the ground require less work, produce more per plant, and are less susceptible to blossom-end rot. The advantages of staking are cleaner fruits, no loss from soil rot or anthracnose and, sometimes, easier picking.

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Your plant may be a determinate tomato plant. Determinate plants, unlike indeterminate varieties, only grow to a certain height and put out a specific number of fruit. Another cause of stunted plant growth is the weather. Tomatoes prefer mild weather, and temperatures that are too low or too high can stunt growth.

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She used some rebar and then twine. The basic concept is that the t-posts go into the ground, the rebar goes across the top, and then you run twine up and down the frame. You'll then tie the twine to the base of the tomato plant. So when the tomato plant grows, it will grow right up your homemade trellis.

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The Best Ways to Trellis Tomatoes. Because the fruits can get so large and heavy, tomatoes are one of those plants in your vegetable garden that require some form of trellising or support. Trellising keeps the plant upright and prevents the stems from breaking during any high periods of wind.

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Cucumbers do best if they can climb instead of spread over the ground. The tendrils of the vines will grab fences, string, wire trellis, or tall cages so that the vines climb the structures. So let your cucumbers climb.