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Offline duh

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Plant Stakes
« on: Jan 05, 2009, 08:09:07 AM »
i'm planning on wood burning popsicle sticks for my plant stakes this year.  What do you plan on using?

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Re: Plant Stakes
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2009, 10:05:19 AM »
Well for labeling my plants, I intend to set all my plants in position, then make up a map of the garden with detailed labeling.  That is the only labeling I do.  I grew about 25 tomatoes last year and knew each of them by name from the get go.  I'm not much a labeler. 

As far as staking goes, I use florida weave for my tomatoes.  My peppers just get a big stick shoved in the ground near them and then the upper part of the stalk loosely tied with twine to the stick.  Cucumbers are grown on a trellis (just a roll of fencing cut to length), I suppose that is pseudo-staking. 

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Re: Plant Stakes
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2009, 10:18:08 AM »
I keep alot of the stakes that the plants come with when you buy them, and if its not the same variety, i still use the stake but mark the name on it.

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Re: Plant Stakes
« Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2009, 11:50:10 AM »
No stakes here, I plant and then get excited when it not only comes up but blooms as well.

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Re: Plant Stakes
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2009, 06:49:27 PM »
Me too, Triss. I like surprises.
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Re: Plant Stakes
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2009, 08:25:39 PM »
I use what comes with the plant, stick it in the ground, hope it stays.  I use cages for my tomatoes and cukes.