Keep Your Tomatoes off the Ground: What a terrific idea!

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Keep Your Tomatoes off the Ground

By valleylynn
March 4, 2012

Using wooden stakes or dowels is a great way to support the limbs of your tomato plants to keep them off the ground.

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Boopaints
Mar 3, 2012 8:35 PM CST
I would have never thought about vertical stakes . . . you are so smart, Lynn!
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careyana
Mar 3, 2012 11:05 PM CST
WOW! These look so much easier than the cages!!!!! Great tip! Hurray!
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valleylynn
Mar 4, 2012 3:09 PM CST
I was always frustrated with the cages for one reason or another. Then two years ago I saw photos Patti posted of her rows of tomatoes. That gave me the idea of using the fence and stock panels and the wooden stakes to support the tomato branches. We've been doing it for two years now.
Give it a try, you'll love it Hurray!
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lovemyhouse
Aug 10, 2013 9:10 AM CST
Sturdy curtain or shower curtain rods might work in a pinch, too?
Sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 11, 2013 7:08 AM CST
Great idea Debra. Thumbs up

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