Are you looking for a cheap and easy way stake young tomato plants?
Baling twine is also gentle on delicate young tomato plants. It’s a strong support for young plants to stay upright and healthy while they start to grow.
Why worry about staking young tomato plants? Well, young tomato plants are delicate beings. Wind, heavy rains and wildlife can have a tendency to knock young tomato plants over or even broken.
Young tomato plants need to be supported so they can grow tall and strong. It’s important to keep leaves and plants off the ground to prevent mildew and fungal diseases down the road.
Young plants supported now will lead to healthy, strong and high-producing plants later in the harvest season.
Support Young Tomato Plants
It may not look fancy schmancy. The goal is to support the plants, prevent breaking and encourage healthy upright growth.
What You Need
How To Install
First, push a t-post at each end of the row of tomatoes.
Next, tie one end of a long piece of baling twine to one of the posts. Stretch the twine down the row to the other post. If you run out of twine, simply tie more on to the end.
Make sure the twine is tight to support the weight of the plants.
Then, cut pieces of twine about 1-foot long. These pieces are used to tie the plants to the line of baling twine.
Gently pull the plants up towards the twine line. Tie the piece of twine around the center of the plant to the twine line. The plant should be upright and supported by the twine. Repeat this process with each row of tomatoes.
There’s really no right or wrong way to stake young tomato plants using baling twine. The general idea is to support the weight of the plants and keep them from falling over. Use as much twine and t-posts as you need to achieve this goal.
What Else Do Young Tomatoes Need?
Young tomato plants deserve as much loving care as possible to take off. I like to fertilize my young plants every two weeks using Miracle Grow Tomato Fertilizer. I follow the directions on the back of the box so that I don’t give too much to the plants.
It’s important you don’t feed or water the tomato plants too much. It could be easy to over feed them to the point they wither and die.
Along with keeping the plants supported and well-fed, there’s not much more you can do for young tomato plants. They are in mother nature’s hands now. It’s up to the plants to respond and grow into hearty and well-producing adult tomato plants.
When tomato plants have the support they need at a young age, they will grow and produce delicious, high-yielding tomatoes fit for anyone’s plate.
~ Much Love ~