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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.

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

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9 Creative DIY Tomato Trellis Ideas

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.

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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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Twine-Star Supports

Twine-Star Supports - Martha Stewart Lawn and GardenStar supports for tomato plants

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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!

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Building Sturdy Tomato Cages

If you grow tomatoes, you need sturdy tomato cages - those flimsy metal tomato cages are pathetic. Here's a plan to build your own sturdy tomato cages.

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

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