I came out to check my hydroponic Early Girl tomato plant that I have growing in a deep water culture hydroponic bucket system and found that the tomato could no longer support itself and had fallen over as you can see in the photo below. After 2 days the tomato started bending upright.
This is the first day I had a minute to solve the problem. I have no place to stick a pole in the ground, no place to hang twine from to use plant clips and I don't like tomato cages so I came up with this idea. I had some extra plywood and 2x4 boards laying around and built this support in about 10 minutes. I didn't use a ruler, rulers are for sissies! First I cut 3 pieces of 2x4. I then traced the bottom of the bucket with a 2x4 outline to one side of the circle. I cut out that shape, screwed the 2x4 pieces together and then screwed them in position on the plywood shape. All I did then was drill a hole to stick my tomato pole into and boom!, it was done. If I make another I'd probably make the 2x4 pieces shorter since there's no need for them to be long at all. The plant will straighten out in a couple days and resume growing straight up. Hope this gives you all ideas. Bye for now!