Spring is finally here and it's time to start planning which vegetables and flowers you want in your spring garden! One important element of gardening that people often overlook is staking and supporting your plants/flowers so they can grow to their fullest potential. Especially in the spring when flowers can shoot up overnight!
Types of Supports:
All supports are PVC coated to help prevent rust/corrosion and stabilize plants.
Single Plant Support: a single stake with one hoop, ideal for plants that need a small amount of support including: Daisies, Lilies, Hibiscus, Zinia, Sunflowers, Poppies
Double Plant Support: a single stake with 2 hoops for extra support for tall, flowering plants including: Dahlias, Hibiscus, Milkweed. Ideal The hoop should be placed over the large, bushy plant so the stems can grow through the center.
Gro-Thru Support: works best with top heavy plants including Peonies, Rununculus and Hyacinth. The center of the run has a grid design, providing extra support for the top heavy stems.
Plant Prop: Plant props are a discreet and effective way to support your plant with a single stake. Works best with plants that need just a little support for the main stem including: Asiatic Lilies or Ornamental Lilies.
Tomato Trellis: a triangular shaped plant support that allows your tomato plant to grow though the center and the branches of the tomato grow through the sides. The trellis should be inserted at the time of planting so that it growing with the support and you don't have to try to wrestle with it later.
Tomato/Vegetable Guard: Tomato guards allow full protection from squirrels and other animals trying to eat your hard earned tomatoes!
Plant Stretch Ties: works well for tieing plants to a stake or plant support--flexible and easy to use.
The most important thing to remember when incorporating plant supports into your garden is:
use the right plant support for each plant type
the hoop plant supports work best with bushy, flowering type plants
the single plant prop or state works best with single stem plants that need support in the middle
plant all supports at the same time as implementation so that the plant grows nicely into the support
For more garden tips, visit our Grow It page!