February 5, 2022 at 12:06 am ReplymillyPrivate messageGreenhorn
What to use as support for tomato treeFebruary 5, 2022 at 1:25 am ReplyAlohaPrivate messageGreenhorn
Hi Milly, I suppose you mean like stakes and things. I find it’s really important to remember that your stake shouldn’t be permanent: like normally it should only last for 2 years, 3 max maybe. If you stake a tree for too long, then the trunk won’t grow strong enough naturally.
My secret to this is to 1) use stakes that are from a strong, rot-resistant wood like acacia and such, and 2) tie the tree to the stake with some natural fiber, not anything plastic, wire, not even rubber.
This is because the natural fiber will only last a season, forcing you to re-evaluate if the tree still needs staking or not. And if you forget about it, it’ll break down naturally without choking the tree. And then I pull out the stake to use it on another tree if I need to.February 11, 2022 at 1:39 pm ReplyjackwhitePrivate messageGreenhorn
Thank you very much, your advice was very helpful for me too.February 12, 2022 at 7:52 am ReplyAlohaPrivate messageGreenhorn
You’re welcome, Jack!February 12, 2022 at 1:11 pm ReplymillyPrivate messageGreenhorn
Thanks, Milly. Any other tips are welcome
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