Imperialboy wrote:Alrighty. So in the early you don't even need to tie them yet anyways right?
So I wait then a stem extends or begins to hang down then I stick it through between 2 twine segments and tie if needed.
Do you think I should add an additional stake in the middle for each plant?
So a middle stake to tie the main stem to, then the side stems through the twines.
That would work, and in fact, is pretty much what I do with my containers. I insert a central stake at the time I pot up the plant, and tie the main stem of the plant to the stake. As the plant grows, I add anywhere from one to three stakes out at the edges of the container, but only if the plant seems to need additional support. I add the outer stakes one at a time, as necessary. Sometimes a plant won't need any, sometimes it only needs one, sometimes it needs more.
If it turns out that I need to add all 3 outer stakes, I arrange them in a triangle around the central stake. Then, I either tie the branches to the stakes, or sometimes, I use twine or the green plastic plant-tie tape to create horizontal supports between the stakes. It varies with each plant, depending on how the plant develops and how much support it needs.
My only concern about a central stake in the earthtainer would be in regard to the depth of the planting mix. I don't know how deep it will be, since ... unless I'm mistaken ... part of the depth of the container is devoted to a water reservoir. Am I visualizing the earthtainer correctly? Will the planting medium be deep enough to support a central stake?
I use twine to tie around the perimeter right?