Tomatoes in pots - how do you keep them from blowing over?

tomatotomataMarch 6, 2012

Last year my tomatoes got pretty tall, and then during a storm they fell over. Didn't kill them, but didn't do them any good, either. How do you keep yours upright? (also posted in tomato forum)

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onafixedincome(z8-9 CA)

I would suggest what we did up in Yreka and Weed, where the wind whistles down the valley...put the containers up within 'railings' of tightly-strung thin rope and clip the pot or cage to both ropes. Presto, pots stay up. Without a cage, though, I don't guarantee the plants will!

Hope that helps!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 3:14AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I tie my cages to a steel stake or to the chain link fence in the back yard. When they top out at fence-top ht, I tie the vines along the top of the fence.

These are still young plants.

Al

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 2:32PM
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fortyonenorth(6b)

I saw this product - Never Tip Pot Holders - at a local nursery where they were used to keep large ornamentals from tipping. (see link) I haven't used them myself, but I was there on a very blustery day and they sure did the trick.

Here is a link that might be useful: Never Tip Pot Holders

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 4:08PM
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