If you buy "rebar," metal rods about 3/8" in diameter made to
reinforce concrete, you can push them into the earth very easily.
And they will last almost forever.
You can get them at building supply centers. Get 20 foot pieces and
cut them (or have tghem cut) into thirds, or buy pieces about seven
No, rust won't kill your plants, and your tomatoes should be big
enough in a few weeks that you won't even see the rust! Many people
use rebar, I prefer the plastic coated metal rods (I pay for pretty).
Ann, Gardening in zone 6a
Just south of Boston, MA
I never mentioned tomato plants but I do know several people
that have lost many Hollyhocks and other tall plants after
using "rebar" to support them. It could be that they were
coated with some other chemical that harmed the plants.
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