You may have to stake tall plants as they grow. Stake each stem individually instead of trying to tie them all together. Tie the plant to the stake with plastic strips or wire covered with a plastic coating. Make a double loop of the wire with one loop around the plant and the other around the stake. This keeps the stem from rubbing against the stake. For tall, arching plants, make or purchase circular rings and attach them to the stakes to support plants and to maintain their natural form. A three-legged support called a peony hoop is less obstructive than poles in the garden. Tomato cages can be used in the same way.
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