Have you ever planted tomatoes or have some planted now that simply won’t cooperate? Well, you’re not alone! I was recently in the same boat with my Cherokee Purple Tomato plants as you can tell by the photo below:
Luckily for me though (and for you) the solution was readily on hand. It wasn’t a hard endeavor either. . .you could say I got it done in a zip!
I can’t take all the credit for this though as it was handed down to me by my lovely grandmother, who at
74 29 still knows every trick of the gardening trade.
The first thing you want to do is prop the tomato vine onto the stake in a comfortable position like so:
Next, take a zip tie and loop it around the stake. Take caution as to NOT lacerate the vine and make sure you tie at least two growths down from the top as to not prevent future growth (if maximum yields are what you want).
(. . .and of course if there is a leaf in the way of the stake, move it. God forbid you hurt a leaf. . . :-D)
If you tie them right, they should look like this and not creep outside of your bed.
This doesn’t just work for tomatoes either, because as you’ll see here I’ve used it to tame some bell pepper plants too:
Hope this helps y’all. Your feedback is welcome as always and feel free to share this with your buds!
God bless y’all,