How To Support Tomato Plants
Since there are many disadvantages things which influence tomato plants such as bush, unsteady stems and others, then in preserving tomato plants you have to know about how to support tomato plants so that it can grow properly. Tomato plants will not have upright appearance when they are tied or staked but it is needed to do since if they are not tied, their leaves will not provided with sufficient sun exposure which is very essential for any plants. In supporting tomato plants, tying with pruning will be significant in making the shape and if you are willing to do it, then you will have to know about proper instructions.
Instructions in How to Support Tomato Plants
First of all, you have to use utility knife to remove the tomato suckers which grow between its leafy branches and main stem. If you do not remove the suckers, you will find the tomato plant become bushy since it has too many branches. Then use a stake to be inserted few inches from the plant’s base and push it into the soil approximately eight inches for secure location. Then you will have to cut piece of twine around sixteen inches and loop it around the stake and stem right beneath the cluster of first flower. The twine ends have to be tied together in order to make the tomato plant stand like the stake.
Not all of tomato plants can be pruned so they can be determinate to grow at fixed height. The proper way in how to support tomato plants to be unharmed, you can use twine which has at least 1/8 inch thickness. In matter of staking, you can use some materials which are safe to use and do not have any chemical containment such as metal, wood or plastic but in matter of its length, an inch is fixed to provide well support for the tomato plants. After some while you can loose the tie so that the tomato plants can grow upward normally without pulling.