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.
A tomato trellis is a freestanding structure usually made from wood or metal that is used to support the sprawling vines and heavy fruit of the tomato plant. Providing support for your tomato plants helps keep the plants healthy, so they can produce maximum yields. The type of trellis support you will need for your tomatoes depends on the variety you are growing. Read on for some creative DIY tomato trellis ideas.
Growing TOMATILLOS! I am so excited to try this. Tomatoes are one of the best plants to grow on your balcony or some other small area, but I hate tomatoes. I'm hoping tomatillos will be equally prolific but far more delicious. Crossing my fingers!