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Gardening => Gardeners Chat => Topic started by: duh on Jan 05, 2009, 08:09:07 AM

Title: Plant Stakes
Post by: duh 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?
Title: Re: Plant Stakes
Post by: landofoz 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. 
Title: Re: Plant Stakes
Post by: Penny 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.
Title: Re: Plant Stakes
Post by: Triss 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.
Title: Re: Plant Stakes
Post by: Bonnie on Jan 05, 2009, 06:49:27 PM
Me too, Triss. I like surprises.
Title: Re: Plant Stakes
Post by: bestofour 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.