There are two reasons to tie tomatoes, and there's a different tie for each one. Train the leader to grow upright with a loose, figure-eight tie. To support burgeoning fruit, loop a long tie above a fruit cluster, and tie it to the stake 6 to 10 inches higher. Loop the tie twice around the stake and tie it tightly so the tomatoes don't pull it down with their weight.

There are two reasons to tie tomatoes, and there's a different tie for each one. Train the leader to grow upright with a loose, figure-eight tie. To support burgeoning fruit, loop a long tie above a fruit cluster, and tie it to the stake 6 to 10 inches higher. Loop the tie twice around the stake and tie it tightly so the tomatoes don't pull it down with their weight.

the Florida weave support method for tomatoes. Might try this since all my tomato cages have disappeared.

the Florida weave support method for tomatoes. Might try this since all my tomato cages have disappeared.

How to Stake Tomatoes the Rustic Sicilian Way - this even looks better than those wire tomato cages!

How to Stake Tomatoes the Rustic Sicilian Way - this even looks better than those wire tomato cages!

Florida Weave - finally found the name of the method I want to grow my tomatoes

Florida Weave - finally found the name of the method I want to grow my tomatoes

tomato pruning diagram- i learn something new every year with my garden. my neighbor taught me this, a month ago.

tomato pruning diagram- i learn something new every year with my garden. my neighbor taught me this, a month ago.

Did you know there are more ways than just a tomato cage to stake your tomatoes? Click to read about 5 ways to stake tomatoes to keep them off the ground, healthy, and producing tons of fruit!

The 5 Best Ways to Stake Your Tomatoes

Did you know there are more ways than just a tomato cage to stake your tomatoes? Click to read about 5 ways to stake tomatoes to keep them off the ground, healthy, and producing tons of fruit!

Florida weave for supporting tomatoes - genius! Karen has written a great article for tomato newbies, about removing suckers, pruning leaves, & tying up tomatoes.

Give your tomatoes a weave.Pruning and supporting tomatoes

Florida weave for supporting tomatoes - genius! Karen has written a great article for tomato newbies, about removing suckers, pruning leaves, & tying up tomatoes.

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