This weekend a neighbor and gardening cohort came over to see about the garden. His presence is always welcome and especially so this weekend. While here he gave us some tips on staking plants. We recently visited our local nursery / local small business to obtain some information and materials to stake our tomato plants, one of which has grown taller than me. This is not all that hard to do. But for a tomato plant that came to us as a little plant-ling that stood just above our ankles it is impressive to see.
Pictured above is the traditional pole like stake along with the round cage (red) used for staking plants. Some plants like tomatoes and beans can be climbers but their vines alone can not support the fruit they bare, so staking helps give the plant the extra support it need to grow and bare fruit. Our tomato and bean plants will climb up these stakes and cages as they grow tall and hopefully produce a bountiful harvest.
As you can see from the beautiful, yet very rounded, Roma tomato some of the tomato plants already have tomatoes on them. This one fell off while we were staking the plants. So, we said oh well. We guess we will have to eat that one. As you can see it is on the window seal for ripening. As always we want to give a huge thank you to all of our supporters and enthusiasts. We love it when you come visit! Have you been to visit our community garden? If not, when do you plan to visit? Will you bring a friend along with you? We hope so. 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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