Gardener Special: Perfect For 2 Plants. Grow Plants Up To 5 Ft Tall Successfully.

The Gardner Special is a Ruggedly Overbuilt by Design plant support system designed for a lifetime of use and is the perfect kit for two plants. The system gently holds and supports any type plant and is adjustable to custom fit your plants as their growth cycle continues throughout the season. Keeping your plants supported and off the ground provides needed air circulation, fewer diseases and an overall cleaner, larger harvest. Enjoy easy access to your fruit for harvesting.

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Freedom Combo Pack: Perfect For 2 Plants. Grow Plants Up To 3.5 Ft Tall Successfully.

The Freedom Combo Pack is a Ruggedly Overbuilt by Design plant support system designed for a lifetime of use and is the perfect kit for two plants. The system gently holds and supports any type plant and is adjustable to custom fit your plants as their growth cycle continues throughout the season. Keeping your plants supported and off the ground provides needed air circulation, fewer diseases and an overall cleaner, larger harvest. Enjoy easy access to your fruit for harvesting.

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Patriot Pack: Perfect For 12 Plants. Grow Plants Up To 5 Ft Tall Successfully

The Patriot Pack is a Ruggedly Overbuilt by Design plant support system designed for a lifetime of use and is the perfect kit for two plants. The system gently holds and supports any type plant and is adjustable to custom fit your plants as their growth cycle continues throughout the season. Keeping your plants supported and off the ground provides needed air circulation, fewer diseases and an overall cleaner, larger harvest. Enjoy easy access to your fruit for harvesting.

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EZ Step Plant Support Combo Packs

Knowing how to stake plants is an important skill for gardeners, especially those who are growing vegetables. Some plants grow very tall and need to be kept off the ground, so their fruit won’t rot in the dirt. Furthermore, staking pants will provide the extra support needed to prevent damage from rain and heavy winds.

While staking with heavy duty plant supports may seem straightforward, there are a few best practices to follow for the best results. If you’re planning to grow garden vines, or if your fruit-bearing plants keep falling over, consider these tips on the use of plant support stakes.

Many ornamental and fruit-bearing plants can safely be staked, when they’re young or at another point in their life cycle. Gardeners often use plant support stakes for:

  • Flowering perennials. These plants live for a minimum of two years, and sometimes much longer—but they often need help to grow strong. Delphiniums, dahlias, sweet peas, peonies, lilies, and zinnias, among others, can all benefit from proper staking. These plants should be pared back when they’re not growing but using heavy duty plant supports early in spring will help them become fuller at the height of the growing season.
  • Heavy houseplants. Some inside plants, such as pothos, philodendron, and fiddle leaf figs, can benefit from the use of metal plant supports. In the wild, most of these plants grow near trees. When container gardening, however, stakes will provide a similar level of support.
  • Many vegetable plants need additional support. For instance, tomato plants produce plentiful harvests, but they cannot bear their own weight. Stake tomato plants each growing season, or even better, use rings that surround them from every side. Other plants, such as bell peppers, can also benefit from the use of heavy duty plant supports.
  • Tree saplings. Veggies and flowers aren’t the only plants that need a bit of extra support. Saplings, or young trees, can also benefit from staking, especially when they’re grown in rainy or windy conditions. Use single stakes or set up a stake on either side of the sapling and tie it all together with bungee cords or twine.

Now that you’ve learned which plants can benefit from proper staking, we’ll show you how to stake them safely and effectively.

Beans, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes—there are so many garden plants that can use plant cages and supports. The best plant support stakes prevent fruit-bearing plants from falling to the ground, they allow for even sunlight exposure, and they prevent wind and rain from causing severe damage. With the spring planting season right around the corner, it’s time to plan your garden. Here are a few tips on doing it correctly.
For plants with single stems, a simple wooden pole or stick will suffice. If there are several stems, though, cages may work better. These cages should be at least a foot taller than the plants they’re supporting.
Strong winds can pull plant support stakes right out of the soil, doing some serious damage to your plants. If the stakes are driven deep enough, those worries are eliminated. By driving the stakes at least a foot into the soil, and by putting them on the plant’s northern side, will hold the plants up without blocking any sunlight.
As plants keep growing, they must be secured. Observe the garden’s growth, and when it comes, tie the stems to the metal plant supports at six-inch intervals. Use materials such as Velcro, thick twine, gardener’s tape, or even old shoelaces to do the job.
When securing stems to plant support stakes, leave a little wiggle room—about an inch around each stem. If the supports are fastened too tightly, they may bind the stems and interfere with the plants’ growth and development. Avoid areas where leaves are likely to emerge, so they don’t get bunched up. Rather, fasten the ties above emerging leaves, so they will remain in place.
If your plants grow quickly and healthily, it may be necessary to replace steel plant supports to accommodate that new growth. Some of the fastest-growing plant species should be re-staked every few months, or sooner if required. Place the new supports into the same holes to avoid root damage and use a rubber mallet to drive them in deeply.
While we believe in the importance of large plant supports, we also think that it can be avoided in some cases. There are several steps growers can take to reduce the need for plant supports for tall plants. It all starts at the bottom, with the soil in which the plants grow. Use organic matter to create and amend the substrate; this is particularly important if your soil consists mostly of sand or clay. In these cases, manure, sawdust, and other organic materials make great amendments.

Clay soil isn’t a very good choice for gardens because its texture forces plants’ roots to work harder to get into the earth in search of nutrients. Clay-laden soils also tend to hold water excessively, and their low drainage makes them unsuitable for garden use.

Sandy soils usually do not offer enough nutrients for balanced and healthy plant growth. They also tend to drain quickly, retaining little moisture after a good watering. Whether you’re amending sandy or clay soil, using plenty of organic materials will give your flowering and fruit-bearing plants the good start they need to grow with minimal support.

Whether you’re growing ornamental plants or enough vegetables to feed a family, it all starts with the right materials. While they’re not always necessary, the right metal plant supports can make the difference between a healthy garden and one with a low yield.

Do you need equipment and tall plant supports to give your plants that little something extra? We can help! EZ Step’s plant support stakes can help any kind of plant, whether it’s flowering or fruit-bearing, grow healthy and strong. Place your order and get started today!

Many ornamental and fruit-bearing plants can safely be staked, when they’re young or at another point in their life cycle. Gardeners often use plant support stakes for:

  • Flowering perennials. These plants live for a minimum of two years, and sometimes much longer—but they often need help to grow strong. Delphiniums, dahlias, sweet peas, peonies, lilies, and zinnias, among others, can all benefit from proper staking. These plants should be pared back when they’re not growing but using heavy duty plant supports early in spring will help them become fuller at the height of the growing season.
  • Heavy houseplants. Some inside plants, such as pothos, philodendron, and fiddle leaf figs, can benefit from the use of metal plant supports. In the wild, most of these plants grow near trees. When container gardening, however, stakes will provide a similar level of support.
  • Many vegetable plants need additional support. For instance, tomato plants produce plentiful harvests, but they cannot bear their own weight. Stake tomato plants each growing season, or even better, use rings that surround them from every side. Other plants, such as bell peppers, can also benefit from the use of heavy duty plant supports.
  • Tree saplings. Veggies and flowers aren’t the only plants that need a bit of extra support. Saplings, or young trees, can also benefit from staking, especially when they’re grown in rainy or windy conditions. Use single stakes or set up a stake on either side of the sapling and tie it all together with bungee cords or twine.

Now that you’ve learned which plants can benefit from proper staking, we’ll show you how to stake them safely and effectively.

Beans, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes—there are so many garden plants that can use plant cages and supports. The best plant support stakes prevent fruit-bearing plants from falling to the ground, they allow for even sunlight exposure, and they prevent wind and rain from causing severe damage. With the spring planting season right around the corner, it’s time to plan your garden. Here are a few tips on doing it correctly.
For plants with single stems, a simple wooden pole or stick will suffice. If there are several stems, though, cages may work better. These cages should be at least a foot taller than the plants they’re supporting.
Strong winds can pull plant support stakes right out of the soil, doing some serious damage to your plants. If the stakes are driven deep enough, those worries are eliminated. By driving the stakes at least a foot into the soil, and by putting them on the plant’s northern side, will hold the plants up without blocking any sunlight.
As plants keep growing, they must be secured. Observe the garden’s growth, and when it comes, tie the stems to the metal plant supports at six-inch intervals. Use materials such as Velcro, thick twine, gardener’s tape, or even old shoelaces to do the job.
When securing stems to plant support stakes, leave a little wiggle room—about an inch around each stem. If the supports are fastened too tightly, they may bind the stems and interfere with the plants’ growth and development. Avoid areas where leaves are likely to emerge, so they don’t get bunched up. Rather, fasten the ties above emerging leaves, so they will remain in place.
If your plants grow quickly and healthily, it may be necessary to replace steel plant supports to accommodate that new growth. Some of the fastest-growing plant species should be re-staked every few months, or sooner if required. Place the new supports into the same holes to avoid root damage and use a rubber mallet to drive them in deeply.
While we believe in the importance of large plant supports, we also think that it can be avoided in some cases. There are several steps growers can take to reduce the need for plant supports for tall plants. It all starts at the bottom, with the soil in which the plants grow. Use organic matter to create and amend the substrate; this is particularly important if your soil consists mostly of sand or clay. In these cases, manure, sawdust, and other organic materials make great amendments.

Clay soil isn’t a very good choice for gardens because its texture forces plants’ roots to work harder to get into the earth in search of nutrients. Clay-laden soils also tend to hold water excessively, and their low drainage makes them unsuitable for garden use.

Sandy soils usually do not offer enough nutrients for balanced and healthy plant growth. They also tend to drain quickly, retaining little moisture after a good watering. Whether you’re amending sandy or clay soil, using plenty of organic materials will give your flowering and fruit-bearing plants the good start they need to grow with minimal support.

Whether you’re growing ornamental plants or enough vegetables to feed a family, it all starts with the right materials. While they’re not always necessary, the right metal plant supports can make the difference between a healthy garden and one with a low yield.

Do you need equipment and tall plant supports to give your plants that little something extra? We can help! EZ Step’s plant support stakes can help any kind of plant, whether it’s flowering or fruit-bearing, grow healthy and strong. Place your order and get started today!

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When it comes to building a fence for rotating pastures, there are five key features in my design. I know what it is like growing up on the farm, and the demand for getting things done quickly and efficiently. Time is money!

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