Friday, July 10, 2009
Gardening: Tomato Stakes
When I started this vegetable garden, one of the challenges was to make the garden look pretty.
One of the problems with tomatoes is they need to be staked and finding a pretty stake can be hard. I ran across these tomato ladders and knew they would work beautifully in my garden. Not only do they "disappear" into the landscape but the stakes are functional. The tomato ladders stack easily and do not take up any room in the winter.
This is my garden on May 31st. The tomatoes are in the far right upper corner. Hard to see the 8 tomato stakes I have installed.
The tomatoes today. I also staked the roma tomatoes on the left.
The tomato stake or ladder is a V that allows you to support the tomato plant as it gets bigger.
And look, tomatoes that are almost ready. I will be canning tomatoes, tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce this summer. And by the size and number of tomatoes, I will be working soon.
How does your garden look? And how are you going to store your summer goodies?