Home ​​​​>​​​​ Knowledge Center​​​​

Tomato plant support clips | Best clips to prevent plant damage

Tomato plant clips are essential tools for providing sturdy and reliable support to your tomato plants throughout their growth cycle. Tomato plant support is very important at the start of a new crop. Young tomato plants are very vulnerable and can therefore break or damage very easily in the beginning. After a while the plant grows very fast and the weight will get too heavy for the plant, causing damage in several spots. This hinders the production and the quality of the crop. To avoid this damage, a plant needs more support during the growth process. Whether to support the tomato truss, avoid tearing or support the branch of the plant. Our Crop Rotation specialists inform you about the different ways of supporting the tomato plant.
clip
Martin Meuldijk
Specialist Crop Rotation | June 26, 2023 | 4 min. reading time

Clips to avoid tearing of the tomato plant

When the tomato plant will be lowered for the first time, there is a risk of tearing the stem of the plant. By growing tomatoes with two-shoot set up, you are risking breaking the shoots.The plant will be too heavy. Eventually this will lead to growth reduction of the tomato plant. When a tomato plant is splitted, the plant will be vulnerable for diseases and fungi, such as Botrytis.

To avoid the plants from splitting, you can use the Twinhook supporting the stem of the tomato plant. The main branch of the plants will be supported by the Twinhook. We advise to use the Twinhook one month after planting the plants in the greenhouse.

Benefits of tomato support clips

Tomato support clips offer several advantages that support healthy growth of tomato plants. For example, one of the main benefits of tomato support clips, is that they decrease stress on plant stems. As tomato plants become heavy with fruit, their stems can bend and break under this weight. Supporting your tomato plants with clips allows the plant to grow upright and healthy, with less chance of damage. Besides, with tomato support clips you are able to train your plants to grow in a certain direction, enabling growers to more effectively control the plant's growth and make the best use of space.

Tomato plant clips for effective plant support

Tomato plant clips are essential tools for providing sturdy and reliable support to your tomato plants throughout their growth cycle. These clips offer a secure attachment to trellises, stakes, or wires, preventing the plants from bending, breaking, or sprawling under the weight of their fruits. By incorporating tomato plant clips into your cultivation practices, you can optimize plant growth, improve air circulation, enhance sunlight exposure, and ultimately maximize your tomato yields.

Tomato support clips

After a few weeks the first trusses will appear on the tomato plants. These first trusses are very vulnerable and can kink easily from the stem, because of its weight. This will have a negative effect on the quality of the tomatoes or the trusses will not even grow to full size.

To prevent the trusses from kinking, tomato truss support clips are used. The clips are attached around the truss stem, giving it support and ensuring better fruit quality and higher production. These truss arches are great support for plants, are very flexible and avoid the trusses from bending, which results in more tomatoes of higher quality of the first trusses. Because of its flexibility the clips are easily attached arount the stem of the tomato trusses.  

Clips for trellising tomatoes

Another part of the tomato plant which needs support is the stem of the plant. As tomato plants get bigger, they need more support. This is why the tomato plants are trellised with high wire hooks and twine in professional horticulture. Trelissing keeps the tomato plant upright and prevent the stems from breaking. Trellising can be done by means of two methods: twisting or clipping the tomato plants. Traditionally, twisting is still used, but more and more growers choose to tie up the plants by using tomato support clips. The clips are attached below the leaf and are connected with twine in one simple click. Working with tomato clips is quite easy and can be learned quickly. Besides using the trellising clips for growing tomatoes, these clips can also be used for growing cucumbers and bell peppers. For cucumbers you need a smaller clip, the Valent Cuke Clip 15mm or Brinkman Easy Clip 14mm. For bell peppers, you need a larger 26 mm Valent pepper clip. From the Valent line there is also a tomato stem support clip available of 23mm. Based on on your crop, you can choose from a broad assortment vegetable plant support clips.

Using tomato plant clips

Using tomato plant clips offer several advantages over traditional tying methods when it comes to supporting tomato plants. And although we call them tomato clips, they can also be used to support other vine crops like cucumbers and peppers. These versatile tomato clips promote stability and efficient growth, and their adjustability allows them to fit various stem sizes, making them suitable for different plant types. They are easy to apply, saving time and labor, while ensuring secure attachment without causing damage. These clips are designed to accommodate the plants' growth, providing flexibility and a secure hold. Moreover, tomato plant clips are reusable, making them a cost-effective and sustainable solution for multiple growing seasons. 

Biodegradable clips for tomato plant support

Apart from the plastic support clips, there are also biodegradable tomato clips available in our assortment. The added value of the bio clip, which is biodegradable, is mainly the saving in waste costst, as these clips do not have to be removed from the crop during crop rotation. Biodegradable clips are compostable under industrial conditions, in addition they are certified and biologically compostable. 

Request a sample for your tomato plant support clips

Request a free product sample! Royal Brinkman knows how hard it is to make the right desicion between many products. To help you make the right choice, Royal Brinkman offers to send a sample for a selection of our products to our customers. A product sample enables you to check whether the products fits your needs before deciding to buy it.
Tomato grower
Requirements for growing tomatoes professionally
Royal Brinkman, together with its valuable network, is dedicated to create a better and sustainable future for you, as entrepreneur in the protected horticulture worldwide. Together we look ahead and anticipate future developments: with improvement as our goal. Our specialists set-up a page with an impression of the total range we can support your tomato greenhouse with. Our range is wide, from standard crop supplies to the investment goods that allow you to automate your greenhouse.

Discover the tomato crop supplies

Customer stories about tomato plant support

WIindset farms
WindSet Farms (Canada)

"The Twinhook gives the armpit just the right support. The tomato clip is easy to use, sturdy and labour-saving." 

Contact form
Can't find your answer? Fill out the contact form and our specialist Martin Meuldijk will get back to you. On weekdays, even within 24 hours.

Tomato plant support clips | Best clips to prevent plant damage

Tomato plant clips are essential tools for providing sturdy and reliable support to your tomato plants throughout their growth cycle. Tomato plant support is very important at the start of a new crop. Young tomato plants are very vulnerable and can therefore break or damage very easily in the beginning. After a while the plant grows very fast and the weight will get too heavy for the plant, causing damage in several spots. This hinders the production and the quality of the crop. To avoid this damage, a plant needs more support during the growth process. Whether to support the tomato truss, avoid tearing or support the branch of the plant. Our Crop Rotation specialists inform you about the different ways of supporting the tomato plant.
Search in the Knowledge Center
​​​​​​​​Find answers to your question in our Knowledge Center. 600+ articles, written by our specialists.​​​​
Martin Meuldijk, product specialist crop rotation
Martin Meuldijk
Specialist Crop Rotation | June 26, 2023 | 4 min. reading time
Share this article
clip
Topics in this article

Clips to avoid tearing of the tomato plant

When the tomato plant will be lowered for the first time, there is a risk of tearing the stem of the plant. By growing tomatoes with two-shoot set up, you are risking breaking the shoots.The plant will be too heavy. Eventually this will lead to growth reduction of the tomato plant. When a tomato plant is splitted, the plant will be vulnerable for diseases and fungi, such as Botrytis.

To avoid the plants from splitting, you can use the Twinhook supporting the stem of the tomato plant. The main branch of the plants will be supported by the Twinhook. We advise to use the Twinhook one month after planting the plants in the greenhouse.

Benefits of tomato support clips

Tomato support clips offer several advantages that support healthy growth of tomato plants. For example, one of the main benefits of tomato support clips, is that they decrease stress on plant stems. As tomato plants become heavy with fruit, their stems can bend and break under this weight. Supporting your tomato plants with clips allows the plant to grow upright and healthy, with less chance of damage. Besides, with tomato support clips you are able to train your plants to grow in a certain direction, enabling growers to more effectively control the plant's growth and make the best use of space.

Tomato plant clips for effective plant support

Tomato plant clips are essential tools for providing sturdy and reliable support to your tomato plants throughout their growth cycle. These clips offer a secure attachment to trellises, stakes, or wires, preventing the plants from bending, breaking, or sprawling under the weight of their fruits. By incorporating tomato plant clips into your cultivation practices, you can optimize plant growth, improve air circulation, enhance sunlight exposure, and ultimately maximize your tomato yields.

Tomato support clips

After a few weeks the first trusses will appear on the tomato plants. These first trusses are very vulnerable and can kink easily from the stem, because of its weight. This will have a negative effect on the quality of the tomatoes or the trusses will not even grow to full size.

To prevent the trusses from kinking, tomato truss support clips are used. The clips are attached around the truss stem, giving it support and ensuring better fruit quality and higher production. These truss arches are great support for plants, are very flexible and avoid the trusses from bending, which results in more tomatoes of higher quality of the first trusses. Because of its flexibility the clips are easily attached arount the stem of the tomato trusses.  

Clips for trellising tomatoes

Another part of the tomato plant which needs support is the stem of the plant. As tomato plants get bigger, they need more support. This is why the tomato plants are trellised with high wire hooks and twine in professional horticulture. Trelissing keeps the tomato plant upright and prevent the stems from breaking. Trellising can be done by means of two methods: twisting or clipping the tomato plants.Traditionally, twisting is still used, but more and more growers choose to tie up the plants by using tomato support clips. The clips are attached below the leaf and are connected with twine in one simple click. Working with tomato clips is quite easy and can be learned quickly. Besides using the trellising clips for growing tomatoes, these clips can also be used for growing cucumbers and bell peppers. For cucumbers you need a smaller clip, the Valent Cuke Clip 15mm or  Brinkman Easy Clip 14mm. For bell peppers, you need a larger 26 mm Valent pepper clip. From the Valent line there is also a tomato stem support clip available of 23mm. Based on on your crop, you can choose from a broad assortment vegetable plant support clips.

Using tomato plant clips

Using tomato plant clips offer several advantages over traditional tying methods when it comes to supporting tomato plants. And although we call them tomato clips, they can also be used to support other vine crops like cucumbers and peppers. These versatile tomato clips promote stability and efficient growth, and their adjustability allows them to fit various stem sizes, making them suitable for different plant types. They are easy to apply, saving time and labor, while ensuring secure attachment without causing damage. These clips are designed to accommodate the plants' growth, providing flexibility and a secure hold. Moreover, tomato plant clips are reusable, making them a cost-effective and sustainable solution for multiple growing seasons. 

Biodegradable clips for tomato plant support

Apart from the plastic support clips, there are also biodegradable tomato clips available in our assortment. The added value of the bio clip, which is biodegradable, is mainly the saving in waste costst, as these clips do not have to be removed from the crop during crop rotation. Biodegradable clips are compostable under industrial conditions, in addition they are certified and biologically compostable. 

Request a sample for your tomato plant support clips

Request a free product sample! Royal Brinkman knows how hard it is to make the right desicion between many products. To help you make the right choice, Royal Brinkman offers to send a sample for a selection of our products to our customers. A product sample enables you to check whether the products fits your needs before deciding to buy it.
Tomato grower
Requirements for growing tomatoes professionally
Royal Brinkman, together with its valuable network, is dedicated to create a better and sustainable future for you, as entrepreneur in the protected horticulture worldwide. Together we look ahead and anticipate future developments: with improvement as our goal. Our specialists set-up a page with an impression of the total range we can support your tomato greenhouse with. Our range is wide, from standard crop supplies to the investment goods that allow you to automate your greenhouse.

Discover the tomato crop supplies

Customer stories about tomato plant support

WIindset farms
WindSet Farms (Canada)

"The Twinhook gives the armpit just the right support. The tomato clip is easy to use, sturdy and labour-saving." 

Contact form
Can't find your answer? Fill out the contact form and our specialist Martin Meuldijk will get back to you. On weekdays, even within 24 hours.
martin meuldijk, product specialist crop rotation
Also interesting for you
How to pick the right twine for tomato hooks?
Royal Brinkman has a wide assortment in twines. The choice of the twine has to be based on the maximum weight of the plant and the amount of UV-light in the greenhouse.




What are the pros and cons of biodegradable clips?
The demand for biodegradable clips is increasing due to the increasing focus on sustainability in horticulture. Compostable clips have a number of advantages over the plastic clips, which hinder the effect on plant residues at the end of the growing season.



Whitepaper: Save labor with our Valent line
Hooks, clips and twines are essential for your cultivation. It supports your plants from the beginning of the crop rotation. You only want the highest quality of material for your crop. Use the Valent line to eliminate the risk of breakage, to ensure that young plants grow in height and to save labor. In this whitepaper you will find the differences between the Valent Hooks, advantages of the Valent Clip and a lot more.