Trellising Tomatoes

Courtesy of Michael B, Austin, TX
You can fit about 1 tomato tripod per 6 sq. ft. or so.  The tripod is held together at the top by twine.  I allow my first sucker to develop as the second leader and then trim every sucker from then on out. I usually use the stretchy plastic ties for the first leader connected to the bamboo because twine can suffocate it if you tie it too tight.  I come out once per week to pull suckers and to make sure the second leader is being wrapped by the twine. The bamboo poles are 8′ and are sunk down about 1′. The downward pressure from the second leader makes the setup very sturdy and leaves you with about 7′ vines
(plenty for most varieties.) Super simple, and very little upfront cost.