Should tomatoes be caged or staked?

Staking takes up less space than caging. Simple to install. The vines & tomatoes are up off the ground, resulting in cleaner fruit and less rotting. it is easy to see the tomatoes and easy to harvest.

Is it better to use tomato cages or stakes?

Indeterminate varieties, in our experience, do better with cages because they can reach such heights, but your cage needs to be up to the challenge and offer support at least six feet tall. Of course, you can also use a stake for an indeterminate variety if its tall enough, but that brings me to our next topic…

When should I put cages on my tomato plants?

How to Properly Use Tomato Cages – YouTube

Do cherry tomato plants need cages?

Supporting Cherry Tomato Vines – They are vines and can get to be quite tall so they need to be supported. Forget about an ordinary tomato cage, they will outgrow it in no time. You’ll have to get creative.

Is it better to stake tomato plants?

Staking can yield the best tomatoes and offers several important benefits: 1. Larger fruit: With more space to grow, tomato plants can produce more fruit. Staking spreads out the vine, offering more sunlight to different plant parts to encourage more and larger fruits.

Are tomato cages good?

Pros of Caging – Timesaving: Caged tomato plants require less maintenance. Once the cage is in place, it will continue to support the stems and the plant will require little to no pruning to keep lateral branches off the ground.

Is it OK not to stake tomato plants?

Without some attachment to a stake, fence or cage, most tomato plants will flop onto the ground where slugs and other pests may chew on the leaves and later feast on the fruit. Getting those plants up off the ground also allows air to circulate through the foliage of the plant, helping to prevent disease.


Videos

Staking Large Indeterminate Tomatoes: A 3 Stake Method – The Rusted Garden 2013

How to Grow Tomatoes: Staking

Basic Tomato Staking 101 & Thinning Out Central Tomato Leaves: Air Flow! – TRG 2014


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