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Tomato stakes

Hi all, I have some san marzano and other cordon tomatoes in pots in the middle of my garden. The bamboo stakes that I put in when potting up have started to fall, is there anything that I can do to stop them from falling over completely?

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,557
    You need to put the stakes in the ground rather than the pot or you can bang a post in either end, tie strings across and string your canes to those.  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 332
    I go for a tripod set up with canes. Tied at the top. Seems to work. 


  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730
    Or you can restake them with longer, sturdier stakes. I had to do it the other day. You need to be careful you don't disturb the root structure too much.
  • BLTBLT Posts: 525
    Yep I got 8 ft long steel stakes covered in green plastic so won't rust 4 for £8 fromWilkos.. but they work..You can Train them along something or up a pergola even..Had my Gardners Delight up to 1ft 6 inches last year..But sadly this year the pergola died lol..So about 8 ft high currently and will train them along fence this time..
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