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

Posted by tomatotomata 10 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 6, 12 at 18:36

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

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!


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

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 7, 12 at 14:32

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

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


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