Soon after the benches are planted it is very necessary that the young plants be supported with stakes or string. A wooden stake may do or an iron rose stake, but quicker applied and less expensive is the string which we have used this past ten years. It is also cleared out with the least trouble and no sacrifice of material. A wire of the size known as stove wire is stretched across the bed close to each row. A corresponding wire above the plants, either fastened to the sashbar, or another stout wire run lengthwise of the house. It is well to have the upper wires six or seven feet above the bench, as they can remain in the house permanently. From, the wire at the bench to the one above run a piece of coarse, cheap string, one for each plant, and the plant is tied, as it needs support. When the crop is cut the lower wires can be loosened and either raised up to the roof or stored away for future use. The upper wires are not in your way. Unless this tying is done promptly the plants sprawl about, get crooked and bent, and it will take you much longer to do the job, and be poorly done at that.