How do you support tomatoes with string?

Simply put, you run weatherproof garden twine between two stakes, weaving it around and back so there’s twine on either side of each tomato plant. As the plant grows, you add more twine higher up the stakes.

What do you do when tomatoes reach the top of a string?

Once the plants have reached the top of the wire, they can either be topped off to prevent additional vertical growth, or if you attached enough extra string or are using a spooled crop support device, lowered and leaned to one side to allow them to continue growing and extend production.

What is the best string to tie tomato plants?

Tomato twine or jute string is an old-time favorite used by many gardeners to tie up tomato plants. Both are economical, although jute can sometimes be an issue rubbing into plants.

How do you string tomatoes in a garden?


  1. Run a wire, pipe or stake between two 8′ high stakes.
  2. Tie a string every 12″- 18″ so it hangs down towards the soil.
  3. Secure the string to the soil at the base of your tomato with a garden pin by winding the string around the pin and shoving it in the soil.
  4. Remove any suckers that have formed.

How do you make a string trellis?

How to Make a DIY String Trellis for Your Garden

  1. Drive a stake in the ground a few feet out from your fence.
  2. Tie one end of the string to the stake.
  3. Loop the string around the top of a picket on the fence.
  4. Pull the string back down around the stake.
  5. Continue to loop the string back and forth from the stake to pickets.

How do you keep tomatoes upright?

5 Ways of Supporting Your Tomato Plants

  1. Stake them. Use whatever stakes you have on hand – wooden stakes, bamboo, metal – just be sure that they’re at least 4 feet high.
  2. Fence them.
  3. Cage them.
  4. Cage them – maximum security edition!
  5. Trellis them.

How do you train tomato plants?

Training tomatoes is not difficult, but you have to start when they’re young. Wait no more than a month after transplanting. Tie the stems of your tomato plants to the support structure every 6 or 8 inches as they grow. The growing stems are soft and easily damaged, so you need to tie them loosely.

What is the best way to support tomato plants?

When should I tie my tomato plants?

When your tomatoes are 6–10 inches (15.2–25.4 cm) tall tie them up. Its best to do this before the plants begin to droop because they can catch diseases from the soil as soon as any leaves touch the ground. Foliage or fruit touching the ground exposes plants to diseases. Tomatoes will be cleaner and easier to collect.