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Stake Holder

Several people we know like tomatoes. If there is one plant we have several varieties of, its tomatoes. We have Roma, San Marzano, Early Girl & Delicious tomato varieties. The weather has been unusually cold. Once the plants get past one thing, here comes another. Although we are well into May, we expect some low temperatures tonight and early morning. And the day has been pretty chilly although sunny. A few of our tomato plants came to us as plantlings already and not seeds. When we put them in the ground, we immediately put a stake in the ground too. Because tomatoes grow into pretty large plants and bare weighty fruit, they need to be staked to help the stalk of the plant from giving into the weight of the fruit it bares and its sheer size.

As you can see pictured above, we took some gardening twine and tied thus tomato plant to the stake so that the plant is standing straight up and no longer bending away from the stake. We found the gardening twine at the local dollar store in the gardening section for $1. There are several yards in the twine package. It is more than enough for staking a few plants and can be used for other tasks in the garden. As the tomato plant continues to grow we will continue to tie its stalk to the stake replacing it with a taller stake if necessary depending on the ultimate height of the plant. This tomato plant came to us as a plantling and is growing up nice and tall.

My gardening cohort helped me stake this tomato plant. he gets creative and resourceful finding sustainable sources of wood such as old wood pieces; cut tree limbs and old two by fours cut into stakes. What are some ways you could make your in or outdoor garden sustainable? Did you know you can stake herbs too? We used a Popsicle stick and sewing thread to stake our Dill plant. Curious which plants need to be staked and which ones do not? Ask. Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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