A healthy, bountiful garden is the result of good site selection, plant choices, and something most gardeners don’t consider—plant support rings. Even a well-planned garden needs infrastructure, and with the right supports, any gardener can become a master. Support grids, metal stakes, poles, bamboo stakes, and plant rings are crucial to a garden’s success.
There are a couple of approaches to plant support: remedial and preventive. Remedial supports are useful when plants move unpredictably, or you’ve forgotten to plan. Here, all you’ll need is stem supports, garden twine, linking stakes, and some creativity.
Preventive staking, however, is best for plants that are known to move. It’s important to get supports installed before they’re needed, so the plants grow through the support and the system becomes integrated. Heavy duty plant support rings are great for plants that need a little extra support, as the rings keep things tidy without binding the plants too much.