Staking refers to driving a stake into the ground next to a plant that needs to be supported. Tomato plants are the most commonly staked plant, but there are others that benefit from support. Once the stake has been placed in the soil, take a loop of string and loosely tie it around the stem of the plant and the body of the stake. Make sure the string is not too tight, or it can abrade or strangle the stem.
Staking potted plants is a bit different. Place the stake in the pot before adding the plant. Gently insert the plant root first into the pot, and then add soil around the roots and the stake. Next, loosely tie the plant and stake together.
Perfect for training large plants. Highly recommended for outdoor and greenhouse growers.