When growing vegetables, you want to ultimately have the greatest yield from a small piece of land. Tying tomatoes and other vegetable crops, with or without supports, provides an excellent opportunity for this. Plus, access to the plant is facilitated, which makes it very easy and careful to care for it, as well as to harvest without damaging the stems and leaves. The same collapsible frame system, made once, will permanently solve the problem of plant resistance and make tying cucumbers a pleasure. A rigid trellis grid of the required dimensions, dug into the ground, is also perfect for these purposes.

The materials in this section will explain in detail the methods of tying cucumbers and tomatoes in the greenhouse and outdoors; talk about other plants that need a garter; will give typical instructions and share their thoughts on the possibility of ingenious use of different materials and tools in each individual case.