How to stake tomatoes is all about using the various tomato supports. Staking tomato plants with wooden stakes. Different trellis types, and ladders for sale.
My aunt Charlotte began to stake this indeterminate tomato plant up, but then got busy and failed to follow through.
You can see how this will become a problem as the small tomatoes in the bottom right corner of the picture mature.
If you only have 3 plants, get 3 tomato stakes. Draw an imaginary triangle on the planting bed with the points about 3 feet apart. Push a tomato stake into the ground at each point. Tie the tops of the stakes together with jute.
Plant the 3 tomato plants around the tomato stake tee pee.
You can build a trellis for tomatoes by setting 4x4 posts into the ground at either end of the row of tomato plants and at 6 foot intervals along the row.
The posts should be at least 7 feet long. Remember, a good 2 feet is going to be sunken.
Take a roll of 14 gauge wire and wrap one end of it around the first post about 18 inches above the ground. Go down the row wrapping the wire around each post at the same height.
You can add more rows of wire (18 inches apart) to the tomato trellis now or you can wait until the growing tomatoes need another wire to support them.
Secure the plants to the wire with plastic clips or tie them with strips of soft cloth. The plastic clips are faster and easier to use.
These are sturdy steel tomato supports that can hold up to 100 lbs. Being heavier, tomato ladders stay upright better than tomato cages. The shaped cross bars tend to cradle the fruit, offering more support than a cage.
Another advantage of using tomato ladders is that they nest together and can be stored in less space than traditional tomato cages. Of course, there are square tomato cages that fold flat when not in use.